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Foreign journalists impressed by China-Europe freight train

Updated: 2019-09-27

Several foreign journalists participating in a media workshop for the Belt and Road News Network (BRNN) visited the Xi'an International Trade and Logistics (ITL) Park on Sept 23.

When entering the comprehensive service hall of the ITL Park, journalists from Spain and Latin America noticed a large screen displaying real-time data about the China-Europe Chang'an freight train, including routes, number of trains, and cargo.

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Foreign journalists learn about the China-Europe Chang'an freight train. [Photo/people.com.cn]

The train's main route starts in Xi'an and passes through Russia and a number of other countries, traveling 9,850 kilometers and reaching as far as Rotterdam, Netherlands.

The freight train is significantly cheaper than air and sea shipping at just one-sixth of the cost.

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An Argentine journalist films in the ITL Park. [Photo/people.com.cn]

"The freight train has not only spurred the economic development of China, but also brought more job opportunities and economic prosperity to countries along the train route," said a reporter from Costa Rica.

In 2019, the ITL Park will continue to serve the freight train with the aim of achieving 1,800 trips throughout the year.