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Passenger traffic on the China-Laos Railway is too hot

Seetao 2023-02-02 16:00
  • With the opening and operation of the China-Laos Railway, the cooperation between the regions along the line has become closer
  • As of January 31, 2023, a total of 20,000 passenger trains have been operated and 10.3 million passengers have been dispatched
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On February 1, 2023, a reporter from  learned from China Railway Kunming Bureau Group Co., Ltd. that since the opening of the China-Laos Railway, the EMUs of Fuxing and Lancang have operated safely, green, fast and comfortable, greatly shortening the distance between cities along the line. The distance in time and space is favored by the people of the two countries.

The China-Laos Railway is a golden line connecting China and Laos, and it is also a road of development, happiness and friendship for the people of China and Laos. Since the opening of the entire China-Laos Railway on December 3, 2021, the railway department has scientifically analyzed passenger travel patterns, accurately allocated transport capacity, enriched the supply of passenger transport products, and optimized station and train service measures to better meet passenger travel needs.

According to reports, the China section of the China-Laos Railway operates 56 passenger trains per day, with a maximum of 70 trains per day, transporting 65,000 passengers, and a total of 8.7 million passengers; the Laos section operates 8 passenger trains per day, with a maximum of 10 trains per day. , 8,800 passengers were sent, and a total of 1.6 million passengers were sent. The number of stations handling passenger transport business has increased from 7 at the beginning of opening to 10 at present. EMUs and ordinary speed trains have been run on the same line, and ticket offices have been opened in major cities in Laos. The time for pre-sale tickets has been extended to make it easier for Lao people to travel by train. According to Zheng Bin, deputy station chief of Kunming Railway Station, the passenger volume of the China-Laos Railway has continued to grow, the service quality has been greatly improved, and the radiation effect has been continuously strengthened, which has played a positive role in serving the convenient and efficient travel of the people of the two countries. Editor/He Yuting