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First China-UK freight train arrives in London


NewsHubLONDON: The first direct freight train between China and Britain has arrived in London.
The train departed Yiwu West Station in China on 1 Jan 2017 and travelled 12,450 kilometres to Barking in the east of the British capital.
Representatives from the Chinese embassy in London, as well as officials from trade, logistics and investment sectors attended a ceremony to mark the freight train’s arrival.
Containers carrying goods such as household wares, fabrics and clothings travelled through Kazakhstan, Russia, Belarus, Poland, Germany, Belgium and France before crossing the Channel Tunnel into the UK.

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