Transportation Problems in National Holiday

National Holiday from Oct 1 to Oct 7 is the first long vacation after SARS hit China in summer. Millions of people canceled their travel plan in May so it is inevitable that people will rush out these days.

In Shanghai, from Sept 30 to Oct 2, the intensive traffic control is applied. The Henan Middle Road. Station of Metro Line #2 and People Square Station, the conjunction station of Metro Line #1 and #2 will be closed to avoid traffic overload.

We originally plan to travel outside the city. But we were informed by the travel agency that all tickets for Oct 1, 2 and 3 to any possible destination were completely sold out. They suggested us to come to the ticket office before 8:30 AM next day to see if there is ticket for Oct 10 or later….

3 thoughts on “Transportation Problems in National Holiday

  1. For the first day of the National Holiday, Beijing is loaded with people. I guess more and more people are enjoying going outside now?

  2. Having spent most of the last two years in Suzhou and teaching at Suda, I have returned to New York and am writing a book about daily life in China for average Suzhouren. Can anyone help me with information about the process for an average Chinese citizen of getting a driver’s license, buying a car, insuring it, etc.? I have lots of questions but it’s difficult to get information. Thanks. Steve (

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