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Xizang’s 2022 Spring Festival travel rush kicks off with Fuxing bullet train service for the first time

2022/1/19 11:31:29   source:Global Times

As the 2022 Spring Festival travel rush kicked off on Monday in China, this year is the first time the Xizang Autonomous Region in Southwest China will have access to a Fuxing bullet train service during the travel peak.

About 200,000 trips are expected to be made throughout the region during this year's Spring Festival travel rush, according to the manager of Lhasa Railway Station.

In Xizang, the Fuxing bullet train first entered service from Lhasa to Linzhi in June 2021. Since the launch of the 435-kilometer-long rail link, the railway has carried 621,000 passengers and more than 7,900 tons of goods by the end of 2021, with traveling by Fuxing train now the first choice for local passengers travelling across the region, data from China Railway Qinghai-Tibet Group Co showed.

The Fuxing trains now services many cities across Xizang, including Lhasa, Linzhi and Shigatse, not only facilitating the travel needs of the people along the route, but also boosting local employment.

A villager from Zizhe village in Linzhi was quoted as saying in a report by the Xinhua News Agency that since Fuxing entered service in the region, many villagers had found well-paying jobs working for the railway. 

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