Updated at 11:50,16-10-2017

China-UK freight train service via Belarus now available

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China-UK freight train service via Belarus now available
Photo credit: cn.china.cn
A new freight train service between China and the UK has been launched, BelTA reports with a reference to China Daily.

On Sunday, 1 January, the ‘East Wind Train’ departed from the manufacturing hub of Yiwu in eastern China is carrying $4.9 million worth consumer goods.

This first direct freight rail service crosses seven countries, including Belarus, before arriving in the UK.

China-UK freight train service via Belarus now available

Picture cedit: bbc.com

During the trial period the train will travel once a week for 12,000 km within about 18 days.

The new weekly service is quicker than sea transport and half the price of air freight.