Student survey monitors the trend of the Spring Festival travel rush

Students in Shanghai University of Engineering Science has conducted a survey on the trend of the Spring Festival travel rush, or chunyun, over the past few years.

They released their findings in a recent class with the theme of “transportation in China.”

According to the 800 valid answers collected from the questionnaire, 77 percent of the passengers took the high-speed railway and 22 percent rode the EMU train.

As high as 86 percent of respondents claimed that chunyun has changed significantly in the past while in terms of the time on the road, over half of the passengers said that their trip to home has been shortened by five to 10 hours.

A student from Karamay in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region said that her parents used to spend 60 hours just to get to the city of Xi’an but now it has been reduced to one day.

Changes can be seen in the speed as well as station facilities. Ticket purchasing has turned smart and much more convenient.

Volunteers who served during the chunyun period also shared their work experience at the train stations.