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Germany To China Rail Connection

A train, carrying 112 Mercedes-Benz cars, started its trip in Bremen, Germany on Oct. 29, and traveled 14,000 km across Germany, Poland, Lithuania, Belarus, Russia, and Kazakhstan, and arrived in Chongqing via the Horgos Port, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. The one-way trip took 16 days and 16 hours, reducing transportation time by more than two-thirds compared with by sea. Compared with shipping containers, train carriages are larger and less restricted by seasonal changes. (Xinhua/Liu Chan)

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Alstom opens Coradia Stream train production line in Polish facility

Rolling stock manufacturer Alstom has opened a production line of Intercity Next Generation (ICNG) trains at its Polish facility in Katowice.

The fitting line will be utilised to assemble Coradia Stream trains for Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS), the national railway operator in the Netherlands.

Spanning 6,500m2, the production hall features 20 workstations to carry out all associated works from pre-fitting to cabling and interior fitting.

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