Economy&Life | Freight train service inaugurated between Shanghai, Vientiane

Economy&Life | Freight train service inaugurated between Shanghai, Vientiane

The 1st freight train of Shanghai-Kunming Lancang-Mekong Express departs from Wangjiaying West Station in Kunming, southwest China’s Yunnan Province, Oct. 8, 2023. (Xinhua/Hu Chao)

KUNMING, Oct. 8 (Xinhua) — A freight train service between Shanghai and Vientiane, capital of Laos, was launched on Sunday.

A train loaded with cargo including fruits and rubber from Southeast Asia departed from the Wangjiaying West Station in Kunming, capital of southwest China’s Yunnan Province on Sunday morning, marking the inauguration of the service.

The train is expected to take 82 hours to reach Shanghai, according to the information office of the Kunming municipal government.

This train service, which links the China-Laos Railway and the Shanghai-Kunming Railway, will be operated both ways.

This photo taken on Oct. 8, 2023 shows a view of the launch ceremony of the 1st freight train of Shanghai-Kunming Lancang-Mekong Express at Wangjiaying West Station in Kunming, southwest China’s Yunnan Province. (Xinhua/Hu Chao)

This aerial photo taken on Oct. 8, 2023 shows the 1st freight train of Shanghai-Kunming Lancang-Mekong Express leaving Wangjiaying West Station in Kunming, southwest China’s Yunnan Province. (Xinhua/Hu Chao)

This aerial photo taken on Oct. 8, 2023 shows the 1st freight train of Shanghai-Kunming Lancang-Mekong Express (R) leaving Wangjiaying West Station in Kunming, southwest China’s Yunnan Province. (Xinhua/Hu Chao)

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