Wang Xintong looks out the window of train K4186 on Jan. 13, 2017. (Xinhua/Lin Shanchuan)
Wang Xintong, 8, woke up at 5 a.m. on the morning on Jan. 13, prepared to embark on a long trip back home with her parents. Jan. 13 was the first day of the 2017 Spring Festival travel rush.
A bus from Fuqing in Fujian province took the family to Fuzhou Railway Station, where they began the 26-hour train ride to Dazhou, Sichuan province on special train K4186 for migrant workers. They transferred to train K788 and arrived at Chongqing late on Jan. 14. After spending the night in Chongqing's Liangping district, the family began the last leg of their journey via car the next morning, finally arriving at their home in Hongqi Village. The trip covered more than 2,000 kilometers and took over 40 hours.