Winds, snow and -20 degrees Celcius, but the trains keep running

Train in snow, illustrativeHippopx

While the Lunar Year has officially kicked off and the people in Europe have left their holidays behind, we are finding ourselves in the midst of winter. In Kazakhstan and some parts of China, this means -20 degrees Celsius, hard winds and snow. How does the China-Europe Express cope with these extreme weather conditions?

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Author: Majorie van Leijen

Majorie van Leijen is the editor-in-chief of, the online magazine for rail freight professionals.

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