Chengdu-Europe rail route to be operated by 1,000 trains in 2017
According to the Chengdu International Railway Services Company, the number of freight trains operating between China's southwestern city of Chengdu and Europe is expected to double in 2017 compared to last year.
Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan province, operated 460 freight trains to cities in Poland, the Netherlands and Germany last year - more than any other Chinese city. Globally, Chengdu delivered a total of 73,000 tonnes of goods valued at US1.56 billion in 2016.
The southwestern hub has planned three major rail line services to Europe, with a middle route to Germany, Poland and the Netherlands, a southern route to Turkey and beyond, and another northern route to Russia.
New routes linking Chengdu to Istanbul and Moscow will be launched this year, according to company chairman Fan Jun.
The train journeys to Istanbul and Moscow will take 16 days and 10 days, with each route to be operated by 200 and 150 trains, respectively.
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