The Chinese Ministry of Railways has moved promptly to deal with heavy snows
and rains which hit the central and eastern parts of the country since the start
Moderate and heavy snowfalls and rainfalls were reported in the provinces and municipalities of Jiangxi, Henan, Anhui, Shandong, and Beijing and Tianjin over the past few days.
Tens of thousands of railway staff workers were sent to sweep away the snow on the platforms and lay antiskid materials in various parts of railway stations, so as to ensure smooth operation of the railway networks.
Currently, major railway stations in Beijing are operating well.
As a heavy fall of snow hit Chinese capital early Monday morning, the Beijing Municipality implemented emergency measures to ensure traffic safety, according to sources with the municipal government.
More than 335 vehicles, and 1,741 tons of snow thawing materials were put into use, 8,100 people were mobilized to clean the streets and roads, and skid proof mats were paved at the entrances of all metro stations in Beijing.
China's railway network transported a total of 82.47 million passengers nationwide between Jan. 14 and Feb. 5 around the Spring Festival period.
The figure is 5.89 million more than that in last year's Spring Festival transport period, according to the Ministry of Railways.