GCTL8.com (FocusAsia Media Ltd)

XI’AN, Dec 7 (FAM) – The first freight train service linking Xi’an, capital of northwest China’s Shaanxi Province, with Moscow, capital of Russia, departs in Xi’an, Dec. 6, 2016.
The train of 41 containers mainly carrying consumer durables will pass through Kazakhstan before reaching Moscow, and the trip will take 11 days, compared to the traditional land/sea route, which takes over 45 days.