China-Europe freight trains make 10,000 trips since 2011

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ConstanceR46
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Re: China-Europe freight trains make 10,000 trips since 2011

Post by ConstanceR46 » Tue Nov 27, 2018 2:43 pm

There actually is a (Conventional, sleeper) train between Moscow and Beijing - the Vostok (East). If you transfer from the Moscow-Berlin train, the "Swift", you can theoretically make a train-only journey from most of Western Europe to China.
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Re: China-Europe freight trains make 10,000 trips since 2011

Post by David Benton » Fri Aug 23, 2019 12:17 am

Report: Chinese trains departed for Europe mostly empty
http://trn.trains.com/news/news-wire/20 ... stly-empty

The linked article.
https://www.inkstonenews.com/business/w ... le/3023705
Whilst this doesn't provide any proof, it doesn't take to much imagination to believe this was happening. OTOH, I doubt they would have trouble filling an empty container, even if they charged sea rates, they would make more than sending it empty and claiming the subsidy alone.

The current rate of empties seems normal for any service, so perhaps it has been worked out.
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