Monday, 15 May 2017

The new silk road

After some tests with a freight train from China to London a new freight service has started between China and the UK.

A few months ago already the first new silk road trains arrived in Germany
In the end of april the East Wind train pulled up at its destination at just after 1pm, following a 16-day journey, to become the first direct freight train linking China and the United Kingdom. Centuries ago this route was known as the Silk Road. the route along which trade first flourished between China and Europe, bringing silks, spices, Chinese porcelain and even gunpowder from the east.

The BBC about the new freight service >>>>

Read the full article about the first train>>>> 

Geographical news about the new silk route to Germany >>>

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