Guangdong to Europe freight train resumes operation

02.15.2020

A freight train left the city of Dongguan.

GUANGZHOU, Feb. 15 (Xinhua) — A freight train loaded with 49 containers left the city of Dongguan, south China’s Guangdong Province Friday. It is the first China-Europe freight train leaving the province following the conclusion of the Spring Festival holiday.

The operation of freight trains in Guangdong was suspended due to the holiday and coronavirus epidemic outbreak. The train is expected to arrive in Kaluga, Russia in half a month, according to China Railway Guangzhou Group.

The cargo includes communication devices, ATM machines, circuit boards and vacuum cleaners, which were produced in the Pearl River Delta, said Peng Tang, with the Guangdong branch of China Railway Container Transport Corporation.

«With enterprises in the Pearl River Delta resuming operations, there will be more China-Europe freight trains with more containers,» said Peng.

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