LONDON, April 10 (Xinhua) -- The first China-bound freight train carrying British products left London on Monday for east China, adding another terminal to the rail freight between China and Europe.
The first freight train to run from Britain to China left a depot in Essex on Monday to start its 12,000-kilometer journey to Yiwu, east China’s Zhejiang Province.
The trans-continental freight train, loaded with 32 containers carrying products including milk powder and soft drinks, started from east London' s DP World gateway to Yiwu city in central Zhejiang Province, east China.
The 12,000-km journey will pass through nine countries in 18 days.
During the trip, the train's locomotive has to be changed for several times due to different rail gauges in countries.
London is the 15th European city on an expanding map of China's rail freight. The first Chinese freight train arrived in London in January.