An express freight train will run regularly between Chengdu, capital of southwest China’s Sichuan Province and Moscow, Russia, local authorities said last week.
This will be part of the China-Europe freight train service. In 2016, 460 cargo trains went from Chengdu bound for Europe, constituting 26 percent of the total freight trains leaving China for Europe.
In 2017, the number of Europe-bound freight trains from Chengdu will be over 1,000, according to the city’s port and logistics office.
The number of China to Europe freight trains reached a new record this year, since starting operations in 2011, according to China Railway Corporation (CRC).