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First China-bound direct freight train leaves London

Updated: Apr 10,2017 9:09 PM     Xinhua

LONDON — The first China-bound freight train carrying British products left London on April 10 for East China, adding another terminal to the rail freight between China and Europe.

The transcontinental freight train, loaded with 32 containers carrying products including milk powder and soft drinks, started from east London’ s DP World gateway to Yiwu city in central Zhejiang province, East China.

The 12,000-km journey will pass through nine countries in 18 days.

During the trip, the train’s locomotive has to be changed for several times due to different rail gauges in countries.

London is the 15th European city on an expanding map of China’s rail freight. The first Chinese freight train arrived in London in January.

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