The picture shows the ready-to-go EMU trains in the storage yard of the Xi’an EMU depot.Photo by Wang Shutian
China News Service, Xi’an, January 6th (Zhang Yuan, Baichun, Qintian) The reporter learned from China Railway Xi’an Bureau Group Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as “National Railway Xi’an Bureau”) on the 6th that the National Railway Xi’an Bureau’s 2023 Spring Festival travel plan was released. The 2023 Spring Festival Transport will run from January 7 to February 15, 15 days before the festival and 25 days after the festival, totaling 40 days.
During the Spring Festival travel season, the National Railway Xi’an Bureau expects to send 9.7 million passengers, with an average of 240,000 passengers per day, an increase of 24.5% year-on-year in 2022. Passenger flow is mainly based on visits to relatives and short distances. The pre-holiday passenger flow peak is expected to occur from January 15 to 20, and the post-holiday passenger flow peak is expected to occur from January 25 to January 29. It is estimated that more than 350,000 passengers will be sent on the peak day.
According to reports, this year’s Spring Festival travel is the first after the implementation of the “New Ten Measures” for national epidemic prevention and control. In order to facilitate the travel of passengers, the National Railway Xi’an Bureau has strengthened the capacity organization on the basis of epidemic prevention and control. During the Spring Festival travel period, the National Railway Xi’an Bureau plans to add 166 trains and 26 multiple trains to provide sufficient travel for passengers. Capacity guarantee. At the same time, optimize passenger transport services and implement discounted fares on some trains to make travel more convenient and affordable for passengers.
From the perspective of passenger flow, the pre-holiday passenger flow is mainly concentrated in Beijing, Guangzhou-Shenzhen, Shanghai-Nanjing-Hangzhou, and the post-holiday passenger flow is mainly concentrated in Chengdu-Chongqing, Wuhan, Nanchang, and Hunan. During the Spring Festival travel period of the National Railway Xi’an Bureau, it is planned to run 15 pairs of temporary passenger trains; 10 pairs of EMU trains at night; Adding hard-sleeper and hard-seat carriages, and reconnecting EMUs to expand capacity can effectively increase the supply of passenger transport capacity and fully meet the travel needs of passengers during the Spring Festival.
During the Spring Festival travel season, in order to meet the travel needs of short-distance tourists, the National Railway Xi’an Bureau continued to expand the railway transportation capacity in the province, and increased the transportation capacity through various methods such as adding trains and reconnecting trains in popular directions. During the Spring Festival travel season, a total of 56 additional passenger trains were opened Yes, including 44.5 pairs of EMU trains and 11.5 pairs of ordinary speed passenger trains. In addition, multiple multiple-unit trains in popular directions have been implemented, with a total of 26 multiple multiple-unit trains, fully meeting the travel needs of different passengers.
While improving the travel experience of passengers, the Xi’an Bureau of the National Railways will implement a 40% to 20% discount on the ticket prices of some passenger trains departing from Xi’an and Baoji to Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, and Yinchuan during the 2023 Spring Festival travel season. Yumin, making travel more convenient and affordable for passengers. The fare discount plan is divided into two periods: before the festival and after the festival. The pre-holiday period is from January 7 to January 21, and the post-holiday period is from January 22 to February 15. This fare discount is for full-price tickets only.
In response to the increase in passenger travel during the Spring Festival travel season, in order to further meet the travel needs of passengers, the National Railway Xi’an Bureau also introduced five sets of new CR200J standard EMU trains. Group standard group. The Xi’an Passenger Car Depot of the National Railway Xi’an Bureau organized a professional technical team to conduct a comprehensive inspection of the newly introduced EMU trains to ensure that the trains have been refurbished before the Spring Festival and will be put into the Spring Festival in a high-quality state. With the five newly introduced EMUs put into operation, the overall transport capacity of the EMUs will increase by nearly 20% compared to the original, and the passenger transport capacity will increase by 3,600 person-times, providing more sufficient capacity guarantee for passenger travel. . (Finish)