Passengers waiting to buy train tickets at the Hangzhou, China, railway station pass the time, waiting for ticket windows to open. There is a scarcity of train tickets every year before the weeklong Lunar New Year holiday, which begins Jan. 26.
Passengers waiting to buy train tickets at the Hangzhou, China, railway station pass the time, waiting for ticket windows to open. There is a scarcity of train tickets every year before the weeklong Lunar New Year holiday, which begins Jan. 26. Tim Johnson / MCT
Passengers waiting to buy train tickets at the Hangzhou, China, railway station pass the time, waiting for ticket windows to open. There is a scarcity of train tickets every year before the weeklong Lunar New Year holiday, which begins Jan. 26. Tim Johnson / MCT

All aboard? Shortage of trains strains China's holiday rush

January 21, 2009 2:51 PM