Passengers are seen at the Yinchuan Railway Station in Yinchuan, Northwest China's Ningxia Hui autonomous region, Oct 1, 2021. (XINHUA)

BEIJING – China's railways handled 16 million passenger trips Friday, China's National Day, the railway operator said Saturday.

The China State Railway Group Co Ltd said 11.4 million passenger trips are expected by rail Saturday, the second day of the weeklong holiday.

Railway authorities have coordinated COVID-19 control measures and transport services to cope with the travel rush.

Some 127 million passenger trips are expected to be made by rail during the holiday rush that started on Sept 28 and will last until Oct 8, the operator said earlier.

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