First rail freight service from UK to China set to depart today

Posted on:10 Apr 2017 18:55:41
First rail freight service from UK to China set to depart today
10 April 2017 Current Affairs: The first rail freight service from the UK to China will depart on a 7,500-mile journey from Essex today.

Thirty containers will carry British goods including whisky, soft drinks, vitamins and pharmaceuticals.

The train will travel over 7,500 miles to reach Yiwu, a famed wholesale market town in the eastern province of Zhejiang, 17 days later. 

The train will pass through seven countries -  France, Belgium, Germany, Poland, Belarus, Russia, Kazakhstan  - before arriving on April 27.

UK Prime Minister:- Theresa May

China Prime Minister:- Li Keqiang

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