China Railway Express freight train arrives in Turkey via Azerbaijan on its way to Europe

Business Materials 4 November 2019 18:09 (UTC +04:00)

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Nov. 4

By Kamala Mammadli - Trend:

The first China Railway Express freight train, which is heading to Europe using the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars (BTK) railway, has entered Turkey’s territory, Trend reports Nov. 4 referring to Turkish media.

China Railway Express is heading to Europe through the Marmaray Tunnel.

The freight train will arrive in Ankara Nov. 6, according to the report.

On October 30, 2017, a solemn ceremony on the occasion of the opening of the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway was held at the Baku International Sea Trade Port.

The BTK railway has been built on the basis of the Azerbaijani-Georgian-Turkish intergovernmental agreement. At the initial stage, the volume of freight traffic will be at the level of 6.5 million tons of cargo, and up to one million passengers will be transported through this railway.

The BTK can significantly reduce the time of delivery of goods from China to Europe via Azerbaijan, which makes this route especially attractive.