( – FocusAsia Media Ltd)

LONDON, Apr 11 (FAM) – The first China-bound freight train, laden with whisky, soft drinks and baby products, including milk powder on Monday for east China, adding another terminal to the rail freight between China and Europe. The trans-continental freight train loaded with 32 containers are carrying products along a modern-day “Silk Road” trade route.

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.