A goods train from China completed the world’s longest rail journey when it reached Madrid, its final destination, on Tuesday.

The train connecting China to Spain passed through seven nations in Asia and Europe, covering a mammoth 13,000 km.
The train was flagged off from China’s international commodity hub of Yiwu on November 18 with 40 wagons, carrying 1,400 tonnes of cargo, consisting of stationery, craft products and Christmas market products. It will return to China filled with luxury Spanish produce such as cured ham, olive oil and wine, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.
The historic first journey will be evaluated with the aim of opening a regular two-way rail link between China and Spain, which could commence operations in early 2015. — PTI