Freight railway service between Hanoi and China’s Jiangxi launched - Illustrative image (Source: VNA)

Beijing (VNA) – A freight train service between Hanoi and Nanchang city in the eastern Chinese province of Jiangxi was launched on November 22.

A train loaded with auto parts and office equipment departed from the Henggang Railway Station in Nanchang on the day, marking the launch of the service.

The total length of the route is more than 1,700 kilometres, passing through Pingxiang city in the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region to Vietnam.

The journey will take around five days, 15 days less than the original route through sea. The cost is only half that of road transport.

The train service will become regular next year.

The new service is expected to promote economic and trade cooperation between landlocked Chinese provinces, such as Jiangxi, with Southeast Asia.-VNA