New China-Europe freight train route launched in northwest China

A freight train of China Railway Express running from Changsha to Tehran is pictured before departing from the north Changsha station in Changsha city, central China's Hunan province, 28 December 2017 (Photo: Reuters/Zi Xin). Sketched by the Pan Pacific Agency.


XI’AN, Mar 26, 2020, Xinhua. A new China-Europe sea-rail freight train route was launched in Xi’an, capital of northwest China’s Shaanxi Province on Wednesday, according to China Railway Xi’an Group Co., Ltd, Xinhua reported.

The first freight train on the route, loaded with cables, gears and other cargo, departed from Xi’an and will pass through Kazakhstan, Belarus and Russia. The cargo will be shipped to the port of Rostock in Germany and transported to Italy’s Verona and Sweden’s Gothenburg and Stockholm.

As of March 25, Xi’an has launched 13 freight train routes linking Kazakhstan, Belgium, Germany, Poland and other countries.

Since the beginning of this year, the city has launched 593 freight trains, 2.3 times that of the same period last year.

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