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Special routes added for Spring Festival travel rush

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01-23-2017 10:01 BJT

Full coverage: 2017 Spring Festival

As thousands of trains carry people from their working cities to hometowns. This train is moving in the opposite direction. Setting off from Hunan province, heading to Shenzhen. This special Chunyun train G6017 enables a lot of families to reunite during the spring festival. By carrying many people from hometowns to visit their families' working cities. And that's not the only special line that has been added to tackle the travel rush.

"We've opened seven special train routes during the Spring Festival period, including many destined for Guangxi, and Guizhou, Hubei, and Hunan provinces, in order to provide more convenience for migrant workers, and there will be more lines to come soon," said Wang Zhanxin at Guangzhou railway group.

And the train G1010 is another one of the special lines where the passengers are mostly entrepreneurs.

"Most of the passengers do start-up businesses. So I think the train becomes a great platform for all of the entrepreneurs to network, to let them communicate with each other and seek for more opportunities to work together." said Wang Yang, an entrepreneur in Shenzhen.

Spring Festival is a time of togetherness and thanks to the newly-added special trains, more families' reunions are made possible. And to many, that's indeed the best gift for the lunar new year ever.