New Freight Train Route Between Moscow, Chinese City of Xiamen to Open April 21

© Sputnik / Vitaly Ankov / Go to the photo bankThe first freight train crosses the new railway checkpoint between the Russian station Makhalino and Chinese station Hunchun, Jilin province
The first freight train crosses the new railway checkpoint between the Russian station Makhalino and Chinese station Hunchun, Jilin province - Sputnik International
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A new freight rail route between Moscow and the city of Xiamen in China's Fujian province will open on April 21, media reported Monday.

China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi speaks at a joint news conference with British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond (not seen) after a meeting at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in Beijing, China, January 5, 2016 - Sputnik International
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BEIJING (Sputnik) The train will depart from Xiamen, travel through Nanchang, Nanjing, Jinan, Jinzhou, and cross the Russian border in Manzhouli, according to China Radio International.

The length of the route is 10,900 kilometers (6,773 miles), and the expected travel time for the train to Moscow is 13-14 days. The freight operator is Haicang, Xiamen's investment company.

The type of cargo which will be sent by the first train to Russia has not yet been specified.

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