Xinjiang’s Alataw Pass reports growing China-Europe freight train trips

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URUMQI 鈥擜lataw Pass, a major rail port in Northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, handled 3,561 China-Europe freight train trips in the first seven months of this year, said local railway authorities.

The figure represents a 35.09 percent increase compared to the same period last year.

The trains transported about 2.7 million metric tons of cargo through these trips, up 47.8 percent year-on-year.

At present, 50 routes pass through this port connecting more than 20 countries including Germany, Poland, Belgium and Russia, with the transportation of more than 200 types of goods.