Freight train operations inch up amid epidemic

Updated: August 4, 2022 Source:
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Photo taken on June 30, 2022 shows a China-Europe freight train ready for departure at the Tuanjiecun station in Southwest China's Chongqing municipality. [Photo/Xinhua]

Nearly 9,000 freight trains between China and Europe operated from January to July, seeing a slight increase amid the COVID-19 epidemic in China in the first half of the year, national railway operator China State Railway Group said.

The group operated 8,990 trains and delivered 869,000 containers of goods, increasing 3 and 4 percent year-on-year, respectively.

Among those trains, 1,517 were operated in July and 149,000 containers of goods were sent, up 11 and 12 percent year-on-year, respectively. Both figures are record highs.

Editor: Yang Yifan