Shanghai Rail, which manages railway services for the cities and provinces of Shanghai, Anhui, Jiangsu and Zhejiang, has announced they will be running extra trains just in time for Dragon Boat Festival.
These trains include the following HSR trains:
- Trains G103, G109, G120, G123, G124, G127, G128, G136, G144, G151, G155, G156, G159, and G160 running between Shanghai Hongqiao and Beijing South will run. These trains usually run only on weekends.
- Train G268 and G269 between Hefei and Beijing South will also run.
- In addition, trains G7091 and G7092 (running between Shanghai and Nanjing) as well as trains G7209 and G7210 (running between Shanghai and Wuxi) will also run.
There will also be more trains running on the Jinshan Railway, which runs between Shanghai South (Shanghainan) and Jinshanwei stations.
They also include these regular rail trains:
- Trains K4053, K4056, K4666, K4667 running between Shanghai and Zhengzhou
- Train K8552: This service will on 19 June 2015 be extended through to Hefei.
A total of 157 extra trains will run (those make it 78.5 pairs of trains). Of these, CRH high-speed services of all types will form nearly three quarters of all extra trains.
Around 7.13 million people are expected to travel around the part of eastern China managed by Shanghai Rail. A peak will occur on the busiest day, when 2 million are expected to be on the move on 20 June 2015.