The first freight train from China to Europe passed through Chang'an Kapıkule; Using the Marmaray tube crossing from Asia to Europe, the first freight train passing through the Chang'an Kapıkule Border Gate passed.
Chang'an Train, which leaves China's Xi'an city, will end its journey in Prague, the capital of Czech Republic, with the title of the first freight train departing from China and using the Marmaray Tube Passage. After being sent off from Ankara Railway Station with a ceremony, the first freight train passing through Marmaray Ayrılıkçeşmesi stop and going to Europe without interruption reached Kapıkule Border Gate. Due to the capacity of the road, the first part of the train, which was traveling in two parts, was held in Kapıkule. The two-piece train, which reached the Kapıkule Border Crossing at noon hours, was first screened with an X-Ray scan and then combined with two 21 wagons. Later, the train departed from the Kapıkule Border Crossing with the Bulgarian locomotive to the Czech capital Prague.
China Railway Express which carries the load of electronic products equivalent to 42 TIR is equipped with 820 container loaded wagons with a total length of 42 meters; Crossing the 2 continent, the 10 country, the 2 sea, 12 will travel a thousand 11 kilometers a day in 483 kilometers. Countries on the train route; China, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Turkey, Bulgaria, Serbia, Hungary, Slovakia and the Czech Republic. The route of the train Ahilkelek Turkey, Kars, Erzurum, Erzincan, Sivas, Kayseri, Kırıkkale, Ankara, Eskisehir, Kocaeli, Istanbul and Agility (Edirne) occurs.