DB Cargo Eurasia launches new regular Xi’an-Budapest service

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DB Cargo Eurasia launched a new service between Xi’an and Budapest. The first trip between the two destinations already took place. The train departed from Xi’an in late December and reached Budapest in 15 days. “Our customers asked us for this service, and we delivered it,” commented the company.

“Budapest has always been on our radar, but customers increasingly started discussing how we could connect them to it. DB Cargo Eurasia is a good partner for this destination. We are located in 18 countries throughout Europe, and customers can rely on our expertise and local knowledge but also own assets such as locomotives and wagons,” added DBCE.

Regular through Malaszewicze

The Xi’an-Budapest service will run regularly, offering one trip per month. However, as explained, DBCE is currently in a ramp-up phase expecting to expand the service to a weekly/biweekly roundtrip in Q2 2023.

“The train is running via Malaszewicze with the possibility of loading/unloading on the European stretch. It is also possible to continue with our public service to Duisburg or Hamburg,” said the company. Besides Duisburg and Hamburg, cargo can also travel to destinations in Hungary and onwards to Romania, Bulgaria, Slovakia, and Czechia. This is why DBCE considers Budapest crucial for its international network since it is well-located for accessing other destinations in Central and Eastern Europe.

Additionally, space is available for all types of containerised cargo. For instance, the first service carried a mix of industrial and consumer cargo, including electronics, heating equipment, car parts and machinery. Finally, DBCE expects eastbound volumes for this train, too, both to Malaszewicze and China.

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