January 21, 2009 2:51 PM

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

Every year at this time, China's rail system groans under a huge surge of holiday traffic. Travelers endure waits of hours — even days — in the winter chill to buy tickets. Once aboard trains, they overcrowd seats. Some sit in aisles. Others are forced to stand for trips of a day or longer.

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