The first special train for migrant workers to return home in Xinjiang this winter leaves.
Xinhua News Agency, Urumqi, November 6 (Reporter Yu Tao) Train K4158, carrying more than 1680 cotton farmers and workers, departed from Korla City, Xinjiang, on the 5th for the direction of Hefei, Anhui Province. China Railway Urumqi Bureau Group Co., Ltd. said it was the first train for migrant workers to return home during the Xinjiang Railway Winter Games this year.
The return train passengers are mainly cotton farmers and workers. In recent years, due to the rapid growth of mechanized picking rate in various cotton producing areas in Xinjiang, the number of cotton farmers and workers entering Xinjiang has decreased year by year. The number of special trains for the return of migrant workers in Xinjiang has also dropped from about 250 a year at the peak in previous years to 74 this year.
According to China Railway Urumqi Bureau Group Co., Ltd., the peak of winter railway transport in Xinjiang this year is from November 5 to December 20. During this period, Xinjiang railway has been operating temporary passenger trains in Hefei, Chengdu, Zhengzhou and Nanjing. The migrant workers from these major provinces were sent back to their hometown. It is expected that this year's peak passenger flow of cotton farmers and workers will occur from November 15 to 25 or so, and will be dominated by construction workers and other migrant workers returning home in December. During the peak period of passenger flow, Xinjiang Railway will increase the number of temporary passenger cars as appropriate according to the transport capacity.
Yu Hongmei, chief of the passenger section of the Korla depot, said that with the rapid development of the Xinjiang railway, there are more and more trains directly to the mainland, and the special train for the return of these migrant workers has also been upgraded from a high-speed train to a fast train, changing from a green leather car to an air-conditioned train. Migrant workers go home faster and the travel experience is more comfortable.