A passenger makes his way through a near-empty railway station in Shijiazhuang, Hebei province last week. The city was at the centre of a coronavirus outbreak in January. Photo: Xinhua A passenger makes his way through a near-empty railway station in Shijiazhuang, Hebei province last week. The city was at the centre of a coronavirus outbreak in January. Photo: Xinhua
A passenger makes his way through a near-empty railway station in Shijiazhuang, Hebei province last week. The city was at the centre of a coronavirus outbreak in January. Photo: Xinhua
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Coronavirus: train travel down but freight surges as Chinese stay home for Lunar New Year holiday

  • Railway passenger traffic drops nearly 70 per cent in first 15 days of the travel rush, when hundreds of millions usually visit their families
  • Restrictions aimed at curbing the spread of Covid-19 also resulted in huge demand for freight transport, railway operator says

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A passenger makes his way through a near-empty railway station in Shijiazhuang, Hebei province last week. The city was at the centre of a coronavirus outbreak in January. Photo: Xinhua A passenger makes his way through a near-empty railway station in Shijiazhuang, Hebei province last week. The city was at the centre of a coronavirus outbreak in January. Photo: Xinhua
A passenger makes his way through a near-empty railway station in Shijiazhuang, Hebei province last week. The city was at the centre of a coronavirus outbreak in January. Photo: Xinhua
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