Huge traffic jam at toll station in China

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Thousands of cars stranded in traffic jam after New Year holiday in China

If you thought your post-holiday commute was bad, you may want to think again.

An impressive video has emerged of a huge traffic jam at a motorway toll station in China.

The footage, shot with a drone on Monday, shows thousands of cars stranded on the road as people go back to Beijing, China after three days of holiday.

According to local media, it took up to three hours for some motorists to pass the toll stations in Beijing and Hebei.
Thousands of cars stranded in traffic jam after New Year holiday in China.

Thousands of cars stranded in traffic jam after New Year holiday in China.

It’s not the first time thousands of Chinese holidaymakers seen themselves stuck in “Carmageddon”.

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Vehicles are seen stuck in a traffic jam near a toll station as people return home at the end of a week-long national ...

CHINA DAILY/REUTERS

Vehicles are seen stuck in a traffic jam near a toll station as people return home at the end of a week-long national day holiday, in Beijing, China, October 6, 2015.

In October 2015, travellers returning home from a week-long break found themselves stuck in a seemingly endless traffic jam – spanning the entire width of a 50-lane expressway.

The drivers were among an estimated 750 million people – half of China’s population – who headed away for the week-long National Day festival, which marksed the founding of the Chinese republic.

But they had little to celebrate on their return home to Beijing, when they encountered the extraordinary gridlock on the G4 Beijing-Hong Kong-Macau Expressway heading into the capital.

An estimated 750 million people headed on holiday at the same time in October 2015.

CHINA DAILY

An estimated 750 million people headed on holiday at the same time in October 2015.

 

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