China to London Freight Train

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China have launched first every train to London on Sunday which will travel from from Yiwu West Railway Station in Zhejiang Province, Eastern China to Barking, London, it will cover 7,400 miles in 18 days.

The route it will cover is through Kazakhstan, Russia, Belarus, Poland, Germany, Belgium and France, before arriving in London.

This will be trade network connecting Asia with Africa and Europe along old Silk Road trading routes. The Silk Road or Silk Route was an ancient network of trade routes that for centuries were central to cultural interaction through regions of the Asian continent connecting the East and West from China to the Mediterranean Sea.

The China-U.K. service is operated by China’s Yiwu Timex Industrial Investment Co., which already runs freight routes to Spain and Germany. London train will be once in a week and London will be 15th city in Europe to be added to China link. This train will strengthen China and Western Europe and improve China-Britain trade ties and will boost China’s exports.