CHINA Central China city opens freight train service to Hungary

CHINA

Central China city opens freight train service to Hungary

Xinhua

19:33, December 21, 2019

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WUHAN, Dec. 21 (Xinhua) -- A freight train composed of 50 cars fully loaded with auto parts, mechanical equipment and LCD screens departed from central China's transportation hub of Wuhan, capital of Hubei Province, on Saturday bound for Hungary, marking the start of a new train service.

The China-Europe freight train will arrive in Budapest, Hungary in about 20 days, according to Wuhan Asia-Europe Logistics.

The company opened its freight train service linking Wuhan with London in July 2018 and launched services to Belgium and Spain, respectively, on Dec. 11 and 13 this year.

Hungary, located in the hinterland of Europe, is an important transportation hub in central and eastern Europe and an important transit and distribution center for Chinese goods to enter the European market.

The company said with the Budapest route, it is making its international container freight network denser, radiating to 28 European countries and more than 60 cities, to facilitate economic and trade exchanges.

On the route, the train stops at main stations in Budapest, Vienna, Prague and Bratislava

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