A new cargo train route linking Chengdu to Istanbul, Turkey, is expected to operate in June this year.

The Chengdu-Istanbul line of 13 thousand kilometers long starts from Chengdu International Railway Port, passing Xinjiang Huoerguosi port, running through Baku, Aktau, Poti and other stations from Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Georgia and several countries, and arrives Istanbul in Turkey, which spends 15 to 16 days. 

The southwestern hub has planned three major rail line services to Europe, with a middle route to Germany, Poland and the Netherlands, a southern route to Turkey and beyond, and another northern route to Russia.

Almost 1,000 cargo trains will run from Chengdu to Europe this year, more than double the number compared to 460 run last year.


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Editor: Zhang Lingxiao