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Shanghai express

[ January 18, 2017   //   ]

Diplomats and rail industry officials gathered at DB Cargo’s terminal in Barking today (18 January) to celebrate the arrival of the first container train service from China to the UK. The train originated in Yiwu near Shanghai and made the 7,500 mile journey to East London in 18 days, twice as fast as transport by sea. The service was operated as a trial but there are hopes that it will become a regular run if sufficient cargo can be found, especially eastbound from the UK.

(More details in the printed FBJ 1 2017, published later this month.)

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