China - Slovakia - China pilot train on track
A test train, operated by Russia-based Trans Container, is already on its way back from Slovakia to China. On 15 September 2019 the train was dispatched from Xian (Xinzhu station) and passed through Kazakhstan, Russia and Ukraine until it arrived 14 days later in Slovakia.
Here the containers were transshipped at the Dobra terminal for further dispatch on narrow-gauge wagons to Dunajska Streda, where the cargo was distributed to the consignees’ addresses in Czechia, Hungary, Austria and Germany.
On 7 October, the block train was despatched for its return journey to China. Transcontainer plans to offer this train service between Xian and Slovakia on a regular basis. (ben)