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First UK-China rail freight service from today
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Apr '17
Courtesy: railwaygazette.com
Courtesy: railwaygazette.com
Nearly three months after the first train arrived from China into the UK, the first rail freight service on the 7,500 mile return route will commence from Essex today. The 30-container train carrying British goods will depart from DP World London Gateway rail terminal in Stanford-le-Hope and reach the city of Yiwu in China’s Zhejiang province, in 18 days.

The train will pass through the Channel Tunnel and then cross seven other countries—France, Belgium, Germany, Poland, Belarus, Russia and Kazakhstan—before reaching its destination on April 27.

The train route is faster than the traditional sea route and is cost-effective compared to air cargo.

The train service has been started as a part of China’s One Belt One Road programme, which aims to revive the ancient Silk Road trading routes with the Western world. (RKS)

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