Number of China-Europe freight trains via Alataw Pass surpasses 1,000

Source: Xinhua| 2021-03-15 16:35:31|Editor: huaxia

More than 1,000 China-Europe freight trains have traveled through the Alataw Pass, a major land port in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region this year.

The Alataw Pass, which borders Kazakhstan, bested other railway ports in 2020 with a total of 5,027 freight trains passing through, surging 41.8 percent over 2019.

A China-Europe freight train service was launched on the Alataw Pass in 2011. At present, 22 lines run through the pass, reaching 13 countries including Germany and Poland.

The imported goods carried by the trains include automobiles and parts, and timber and cotton yarn, while exported goods include home appliances and daily necessities.