PHOTOS: Traffic Jams, Packed Train Stations as CNY Travelers Go Back to Work

By Bridget O'Donnell, February 22, 2018

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Transportation hubs around China were flooded with passengers as the official public holiday period for Spring Festival came to an end this week.

Up to 11.8 million passenger trips were expected to be made on China's railway network on Wednesday alone as travelers gradually returned to major cities to go back to work. That represents a 7.6 percent increase from 2017. 

Here are some photos from jam packed train stations, roads and other major transport routes taken around the Middle Kingdom yesterday and today.

Haikou, Hainan

Foggy weather during the holiday temporarily led to suspended ferry services, resulting in a traffic jam of epic proportions at Xiuying Port in Haikou, Hainan Province. More than 100,000 passengers en route to Xuwen, Guangdong Province were stranded at the port due to the traffic jam.

PHOTOS: Traffic Jams, Packed Train Stations as CNY Travelers Go Back to Work

PHOTOS: Traffic Jams, Packed Train Stations as CNY Travelers Go Back to Work

PHOTOS: Traffic Jams, Packed Train Stations as CNY Travelers Go Back to Work

PHOTOS: Traffic Jams, Packed Train Stations as CNY Travelers Go Back to Work

PHOTOS: Traffic Jams, Packed Train Stations as CNY Travelers Go Back to Work

PHOTOS: Traffic Jams, Packed Train Stations as CNY Travelers Go Back to Work

PHOTOS: Traffic Jams, Packed Train Stations as CNY Travelers Go Back to Work

PHOTOS: Traffic Jams, Packed Train Stations as CNY Travelers Go Back to Work

PHOTOS: Traffic Jams, Packed Train Stations as CNY Travelers Go Back to Work

PHOTOS: Traffic Jams, Packed Train Stations as CNY Travelers Go Back to Work

PHOTOS: Traffic Jams, Packed Train Stations as CNY Travelers Go Back to Work

PHOTOS: Traffic Jams, Packed Train Stations as CNY Travelers Go Back to Work

PHOTOS: Traffic Jams, Packed Train Stations as CNY Travelers Go Back to Work

Guangzhou, Guangdong

Passengers crowded Guangzhou South Railway Station.

PHOTOS: Traffic Jams, Packed Train Stations as CNY Travelers Go Back to Work

PHOTOS: Traffic Jams, Packed Train Stations as CNY Travelers Go Back to Work

Shenzhen, Guangdong

Over 3.1 million people vacated Shenzhen for the holiday. As Spring Festival came to an end, nearly 300,000 passengers arrived to Shenzhen North Station on Tuesday alone.

PHOTOS: Traffic Jams, Packed Train Stations as CNY Travelers Go Back to Work

Shanghai

Heavy congestion was spotted at Hongqiao Railway Station as travelers transfered to the Metro to go back into the city.

Shanghai Hongqiao

Shanghai

Beijing

Beijing

Beijing

Wuhan, Hubei

PHOTOS: CNY Traffic Jams, Train Stations

PHOTOS: CNY Traffic Jams, Train Stations

Changzhou, Jiangsu

PHOTOS: CNY Traffic Jams, Train Stations

Jiujiang, Jiangxi

Jiangxu

Hengyang, Hunan

PHOTOS: CNY Traffic Jam

Lianyungang, Jiangsu

PHOTOS: CNY Traffic Jam

Nanchang, Jiangxi

Nanchang, Jiangxi

Nanchang, Jiangxi

Shenyang, Liaoning

Shenyang, Liaoning

Yuncheng, Shanxi

Yuncheng, Shanxi

[Images via Xinhua, Netease, SZNews.com, iFeng, Guangdong Communist Youth League]

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