The Spring Festival travel rush ended yesterday and Dalian carried 12.5 million passengers during the Spring Festival travel rush, an increase of 1.82% with joint efforts of the Municipal Transportation Bureau, the Municipal Safety Supervision Bureau, the Municipal SASAC, the Municipal Ocean and Fishery Bureau, the Municipal Meteorological Bureau, Dalian Maritime Bureau, Dalian International Airport Group, Dalian Port Group, China Shipping Passenger Ship Co., Ltd., etc.
The first was to make careful deployment. Before the Spring Festival, the municipal office for Spring Festival travel rush organized all member units to attend the Spring Festival coordination meeting, analyze the situation of the Spring Festival, make deployments, establish coordination mechanism between different departments and strengthen monitoring and analysis to solve prominent problems.
The second was to strengthen guarantee for capacity. During the Spring Festival, the municipal office for Spring Festival travel rush made great efforts to ensure smooth travel for passengers by adding extra carriages and increasing departure frequency .
The third was to highlight security check. Before the start of the Spring Festival, the municipal office for Spring Festival travel rush urged transport enterprises to conduct a comprehensive investigation on the vehicles used for the Spring Festival travel rush and assigned 80 police officers to assist railway stations in order maintenance. Besides, main leaders of Dalian firstly inspected window units of Spring Festival travel rush.
The fourth was to take effective emergency treatment. The weather during the Spring Festival was good generally with moderate snow between January 19 to 20. The municipal office for Spring Festival travel rush immediately initiated emergency response plan, assigning 84 snow-cleaning teams totaling 6000 persons to ensure stable transport in bad weather.
The fifth was to ensure service quality. The municipal office for Spring Festival travel rush organized youth volunteers to conduct Warm Winter Action and Immigrant Workers’ Safe Home Travel. The office also organized 32 special trains for migrant workers with 1.0875 million yuan invested as subsidy to 8315 workers and 500000 yuan for workers coming to Dalian for work.
The sixth is to highlight public opinion. The municipal office for Spring Festival travel rush conducted live broadcast programs like "online interviews" and "12345 Citizen Hotline" and communicated with passengers through radio, network, WeChat, etc.. Public opinion feedback channels were broadened to track public opinions.