First direct freight train from China arrives in UK

  •   Ricky
  •   July 31, 2017
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The first freight train service from China to the UK arrived in London completing its 18-day trip. Report by Jessica Wakefield.

The first_ ever freight train from Britain to China started its mammoth journey on Monday along a modern-day ‘Silk Road” trade route as Britain eyes new opportunities after' . it leaves the European Union. 

The 32-container train, around 600 metres long’; left the vast London Gateway container port! laden with whisky, soft drinks and baby products, bound for Yiwu on the east coast of China. The journey will take18 days and cover 12.000-kilometre.

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