With the opening of the Wuhan-Xiaogan railway and the Metro Line 2 extension, the improved inter-city railway system and the metro system have connected Tianhe International Airport, the three main railway stations of Wuhan, and the main long-distance bus stations in Wuhan. These include Jinjiadun, Hongji, and Yangchunhu bus stations.
The multidimensional transportation network makes transfers more convenient, especially for the 40-day 2017 chunyun (Spring Festival travel rush), which started on January 13 and will end on February 21.
During this year’s travel rush, 167.5 pairs of trains, including 108 regular speed and 59.5 high speed pairs, will be added to the regular schedule. It is estimated that Wuhan Railway will handle 24.29 million people, two million more than during the same period last year. A daily record number of 0.85 million people is expected
Wuhan is one of the four national railway hubs. With the expansion of the highspeed railway network, travelers from Wuhan will reach Kunming, Dalian, Yantai, and other cities in much less time. This is because high-speed railways to these cities have been recently opened.
Additionally, the Wuhan-Xiaogan inter-city railway has opened some trans-line trains, connecting nine more cities in Hubei besides Wuhan and Xiaogan. People from the cities will be able to reach Tianhe Airport via the railway without further transfers at Hankou Railway Station.