Not only Valentine’s Day (and the start of Lent) this week – it’s also Chinese New Year. Like Easter, the exact date of this festival moves around a bit with the lunar calendar.
Within China itself, millions will be on the move to return to their family and family homes. This places a considerable strain on the transportation systems throughout the nation – and you can’t just show up and catch a train.
How about the following scenes for your station? I can’t really see this working for a GWR branch terminal, though. And imagine the cost of all those figures….
The Chinese rail system has been transformed by the introduction of bullet trains (as well as reliable internal airlines.) The photos below show high-speed trains preparing for the festival.
So Kung Hei Fat Choi!
And welcome to the Year of the Dog!