Silk Road pas­sen­ger train planned

Global Times - Weekend - - BIZ UPDATE -

Sev­eral or­ga­ni­za­tions and in­sti­tu­tions on Thurs­day signed an am­bi­tious agree­ment to jointly work on a pro­posal for train ser­vices be­tween Bel­gium’s Port of An­twerp and the Chi­nese port of Shang­hai, the Xin­hua News Agency re­ported on Fri­day.

The pro­gram, called Di­a­mond Silk Road, aims to con­nect An­twerp and Shang­hai by a pas­sen­ger train that will run through 10 other cities in­clud­ing Brus­sels, Moscow, Ulan Ba­tor and Bei­jing, thus form­ing the world’s largest space for free trade and man­u­fac­tur­ing.

Cur­rently, there is only a freight rail ser­vice net­work link­ing China and Europe.

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