Chang'an Kapıkule Passes the First Freight Train from China to Europe; The first freight train, which will go without interruption using the Marmaray tube crossing from Asia to Europe, has passed through the Chang'an Kapıkule Border Gate.
Chang'an Train, which leaves China's Xi'an city, will end its journey in Prague, the capital of Czech Republic, by getting the title of the first freight train from China to use the Marmaray Tube Pass. After being sent off with a ceremony from Ankara Station, passing through the Marmaray Ayrılıkçeşmesi station, the first freight train that will continue to Europe without interruption, reached the Kapıkule Border Gate. Due to the capacity of the road, the locomotive and 21 wagons, which are the first part of the train traveling in two parts, were kept in Kapıkule. The two-piece train, which arrives at the Kapıkule Border Gate every hour at noon, was first X-Ray scanned and then two tracks with 21 wagons were combined. Then the train departed from the Kapıkule Border Gate, accompanied by the Bulgarian locomitive, to go to Prague, the capital of Czech Republic.
China Railway Express, which carries an electronic product load equivalent to 42 trucks, with 820 container wagons with a total length of 42 meters; Crossing 2 continents, 10 countries and 2 seas, it will travel 12 thousand 11 kilometers in 483 days. Countries on the train route; China, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Turkey, Bulgaria, Serbia, Hungary, Slovakia and the Czech Republic. The route of the train Ahilkelek Turkey, Kars, Erzurum, Erzincan, Sivas, Kayseri, Kırıkkale, Ankara, Eskisehir, Kocaeli, Istanbul and Agility (Edirne) occurs.