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DB freight train arrives from China into Duisburg - Rail News from rail.co

A container train from Chongqing in China arrived on the evening of 4 April into Duisburg, Germany after travelling for 16 days.

The DB Schenker freight test train completed the journey of 10,300 km after being commission by a `global company.'

The route the train took went south of Mongolia, through Kazakhstan, Russia, Belarus and then from Poland to Germany. This took half the time it would have taken had the journey been made by sea, which is how most of China's goods enter Europe currently.

In 2008, there were already two test trains that ran from Beijing resp. Xiangtang to Hamburg in 15 resp. 17 days. The difference was the route: the 2008 trains ran along the Transsib.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Fri Apr 8th, 2011 at 03:20:30 PM EST
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