Passengers board the train at the Shijiazhuang railway station in Shijiazhuang, north China's Hebei province on Oct 7, 2021. (LIANG ZIDONG / Xinhua)

BEIJING – Passenger trips on Chinese railways topped 83.5 million during the weeklong National Day holiday which ended Thursday, said the China State Railway Group Co., Ltd.

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

Authorities had earlier estimated some 127 million railway passenger trips during the holiday rush lasting from Sept 28 to Oct 8. 

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