In the past few years, due to increased subsidies for rail transportation by the Chinese government, the number of container trains to Russia and Europe continues to grow up. Trains departs on schedule. Departure schedule on regular routes is stable for a year or more.
Moving the production og goods in China from the port cities to inland adds the advantages of rail transportation before sea shipping both in speed and in cost due to savings on auto delivery to ports.
The main departure stations are located in the cities: Guangzhou, Suzhou, Nanjing, Chongqing, Ganzhou, Jinan, Yiwu, Shenyang.