All aboard for Barking

China Rail operated its first through freight service to the UK on 3 January when the first in what is billed as a weekly service departed Yiwu, in eastern Zhejiang province. The intermodal train was expected to take two weeks to cover the 12,000 mile route via the Channel Tunnel and the High Speed 1 rail link to Barking, east London – the only route from the tunnel cleared for ... [+]

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