Freight service to Europe gains momentum inxpress train

Freight service to Europe gains momentum inxpress train

A China Railway Express train hauling cargo en route to Europe leaves the Zhengzhou Railway Station’s cargo center in early August. China-Europe frei

ht service this year has made more trips than all previous years since the service began in 2011. [Photo/Xinhua]

The establishment of international and intercity coordination agreement has enhanced rail freight service between China and Europe this year.

The freight service linking China and Eurasia, China Railway Express, is seen as a critica

l to boost trade and economic ties. National rail operator China Railway Corp’s latest figures show there had been 6,

000 freight train trips to or from China and Europe by October, and more than 3,000 of those were in 2017. This is more tha

n the total number of trips in all the previous years of service since its 2011 launch.

The growth has been attributed to an international collaboration agreement that sets specific rules and procedures in place, according to China Railway Corp.

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