Special Train for Workers Helps Lift Villagers in Qinling-Daba Mountainous Area out of Poverty for 21 Consecutive Years

?Published:2019-08-07 ?【字体:??

Xuanhan County, where Xuanhan Station is located, is the hinterland of Qinling-Daba at the junction of Sichuan and Shaanxi. In the late 1970s, the opening and operation of Xiangyang-Chongqing Railway opened up the connection between Qinling-Daba Mountainous Area and the outside world. Local villagers went to the Pearl River Delta and the Yangtze River Delta and other areas to work, making Xuanhan and other counties also become the gathering place of labor export. In order to facilitate the local workers to go out, a special train for workers from Xuanhan Station has started every year after the Spring Festival since 1999, and many inconveniences such as ticket purchase, transit and transfer for them were reduced. Therefore the way for them to go out for employment and get rid of poverty and become rich was paved. 

In the past 21 years since the operation of that train, the passenger flow has radiated to 13 poverty-stricken counties at nation level such as Xuanhan and Ziyang. Every year after the Spring Festival, tens of thousands of workers "flocked" to the stop at the station and "encountered" the train as scheduled. China Railway Xi’an Group Co., Ltd. continuously optimized the allocation of transport capacity, and then added a special train for workers to Shanghai. By February 13 of this year, the special train for workers from Xuanhan to Guangzhou and Shanghai has made nearly 600 trips and transported almost 1.5 million person-times. Such special trains are called "Special Train for Getting Rich" by the local people in Qinling-Daba Mountainous Area. 

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