China launched a direct train to London
From 1 January 2017 onwards China began direct rail connections with the UK. Freight transport will be carried out between the cities of Yiwu in Eastern Zhejiang province and London.
the length of the route exceeds 12 thousand km and the duration is almost 18 days. The path train goes through Kazakhstan, Russia, Belarus, Poland, Germany, Belgium and France.
the operator of the route was the company Timex Yiwu Industrial Investment Co that a year provides direct delivery of goods by rail from China to Spain.
the First train loaded with goods: clothes, accessories, etc already went on the road.
it is Worth noting that in recent years China increases railway transport in European countries in the framework of the project "New silk way". Such crossings will be the Golden middle between cheap, but the long sea transport (flight to Rotterdam lasts 30 days) and fast, but expensive air travel. London will be the fifteenth city in Europe, which will be direct rail delivery of goods from China.
Recall that in November we launched container train from Yiwu to Riga, who for 16 days to deliver goods from China to Latvia.