Henan expects over 640 million trips during Spring Festival
The 40-day Spring Festival travel rush will begin on January 26. Henan is expected to see a record high of over 640 million passengers during the period, released at a video and telephone conference held on January 20. The passenger peak is expected to be on February 17.
Specifically, Henan is expected to handle 45 million passenger trips during the upcoming rush, of which 21 million by roads with a year-on-year increase of 42.8 percent; 20.64 million by railways, up 12 percent; 3.11 million by air, a 19.4 percent increase. 74 million vehicles are expected to use expressways to get to their respective destinations, up 2.8 percent.
It is worth noting that people's willingness to travel by car has significantly increased, because of the changes in travel mode choices as well as the impact of factors such as the highway toll-free policy during the Spring Festival holiday. Private cars are expected to account for 90 percent of holiday trips, hitting a record high.
值得一提的是，随着公众出行习惯发生结构性变化，叠加春节假期高速公路免费时长增加等因素影响，人们选择自驾出行的意愿显著增强，自驾出行占比将达90%，创历史新高。（中文来源/河南日报 记者/郭北晨 编译/杨佳欣 审校/丁岚）