Passenger revenue decreased by Yuan 99.5bn, a 52.7% decrease year-on-year. Non-transport revenue from hotels, tourism, and catering decreased by Yuan 13.3bn year-on-year, while freight revenue dropped by Yuan 3.7bn year-on-year.
Fixed asset investment was Yuan 325.9bn in the first half of the year, a Yuan 3.9bn increase year-on-year. This included Yuan 245.9bn in the second quarter, a Yuan 166bn increase over the first quarter.
CR processed 206 million ticket refunds, and operated an additional 401 services for workers and students, as well as checking 35,000 passengers for signs of coronavirus. The railway also opened 1310km of new line, including 733km of high-speed railway.
Freight movements increased 3.6% year-on-year to 1.694 billion tonnes. Daily loading also increased reaching a peak of 152,600 vehicles, a 3.4% year-on-year increase. China-Europe freight flows played an important part in this result, with 5122 trains operating, a 36% increase year-on-year.
Passenger numbers dropped significantly to 806 million journeys, a 53.5% decrease year-on-year. The average daily passenger volume in June was 5.45 million, up 4.22 million from the low point in February during the height of the pandemic in China.
CR also introduced new inter-city fares and digital ticketing services, and operated 81 train pairs for non-profit public service obligation services.