Estimated numbers indicate that at any given time, about 10 million people are riding trains in China. Part of the reason may be that the Chinese railway system covers most of the country, with the exception of the province of Hainan. Another reason might be the speed — the trains in China average a speed of 194 miles per hour (313 km/hr). And yet another reason may be the sheer size of the population in China — over 1.3 billion.
Faster than a speeding bullet facts:
About 46 million trips per day on all railways across China. About 9 million metro trips per day in Beijing alone.
Now, with 19,000 km of HSR (High Speed Rail) in China, the world's longest. China rail moves 10 million tons of freight per day.
Tom in China