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Over 80,000 passengers to crowd Lhasa Railway station before and after Chinese New year

(TibetanReview.net, Dec 30) — The Lhasa Railway Station would see off or receive more than 80,000 passengers, 3% more than in 2008, from Jan 11 to Feb 19 on account of many Chinese going to China to celebrate their Spring Festival (Chinese New Year) with their families and then coming back to Tibet, according to China’s online Tibet news service eng.Tibet.cn Dec 29.

“It is estimated that the peak before the holiday will be from January 11 to 23, and the peak after the Spring Festival will last from February 10 to 19,” Jia Nailin, vice head of Lhasa Railway Station, was quoted as saying.

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