oration on CR Express was held in Zhengzhou in October, to reach agreement and promote a long-term, steady, effective and efficient cooperation.
The meeting discussed major obstacles and plans for the freight service, including a work plan for next year and a way to implement rules for cooperation.
In April, a collaboration agreement was signed by railway departments in seven countries involved in the operation of CR Express
, including China, Germany, Russia and Poland. The agreement aims to improve service and efficiency of the freight trains.
CR Express has 57 routes to and from 35 Chinese cities to and from 34 European cities in 12 countries, according to the company.
The collaboration not only involves countries, but also domestic stakehol
ders. In May, a committee consisting of 33 stakeholders of CR Express was launched. The committee, initiate
d by China Railway Corp, includes a number of companies operating the service as well as research institutes.