(Yicai Global) Jan. 22 -- China's Spring Festival peak traveling period, known as the Chunyun, has kicked off. More three billion people are expected to travel between Jan. 21 to March 1. Shanghai's three major railway stations are expected to send a record 13.1 million passengers to their destinations.
The scene at Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station as the Chunyun kicked off on Jan. 21.
Passengers look to beat the rush by catching early trains before daybreak.
A security checkpoint at Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station.
A waiting hall filled with passengers eager to go home.
Passengers getting on their train.
Editor: William Clegg