BEIJING: China has expanded its trade to Europe by train service.

According to Chinese media reports, China has launched a freight train service from its autonomous region of Mongolia to the Russian capital, Moscow.

A freight train loaded with more than 2,000 tonnes of auto parts, agricultural and sideline products left Ordos for Moscow on Friday morning, marking the launch of the China-Europe freight train service. On this loaded route, the first train will travel from the north to Moscow, passing through the border port of Erin Hott and Mongolia. The freight train will reach Moscow in 15 days, saving about 25 days of shipping time compared to shipping by sea.

Earlier, China had also launched its freight train service to the United Kingdom. The freight train arrives in London after traveling 12,000 km in 18 days. The special freight train is en route to Kazakhstan, Russia, Belarus, It enters the UK via Poland, Germany, Belgium and France.