The Spring Crush

The Spring Crush, is a phenomenon of large-scale high traffic pressures that occurred in China before and after the Lunar New Year. Taking the Spring Festival as the center, a total of 40 days, issued by the National Development and Reform Commission, the national railway bureau, the Ministry of Communications, the Civil Aviation Administration of the country to carry out special transportation arrangements for the national transportation peak is called the Spring Festival. The Spring Festival travel in the general sense refers to inter-city transportation in mainland China, excluding transportation between China and Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan, and international traffic.

The word "Spring Crush" first appeared in the People's Daily in 1980. Since the reform and opening up, with the relaxation of restrictions on the movement of people, more and more people have chosen to leave their hometown to go out to work and study. Many people concentrated on returning to their hometown during the Spring Festival, forming a spring festival called “the world's rare population movement”. In the past 30 years, the Spring Festival military has grown from 100 million people to 3.7 billion in 2015, which is equivalent to moving the total population of Africa, Europe, America and Oceania.

The first day of the 2018 Spring Festival train ticket will be on sale on January 3, 2018, and the New Year's Eve train ticket will be sold on January 17. At the same time, winter holiday student tickets, migrant workers spring transport tickets have also started centralized booking. Tickets can be purchased through online, telephone, train ticket window, and sales outlets.