At 22:59 on April 9, a freight train carrying general merchandise, medical supplies, building materials & paints, auto parts, food & condiments and other goods left Chengxiang Station of China Railway Chengdu Group Co., Ltd., which is about to arrive at Chongqing Tuanjiecun Station in 10 hours. Freight trains will be regularly operated between Chengdu and Chongqing from Tuesday to Saturday.
The operation of the regular freight trains between Chengdu and Chongqing has provided a new freight traffic corridor between the two cities, injecting new impetus to the construction and development of the Chengdu-Chongqing economic circle.
Under the background of developing the Chengdu-Chongqing economic circle, the regular operation of freight trains between Chengdu and Chongqing is an exploration made by China Railway Chengdu Group Co., Ltd. for transforming the strategic requirements of economic circle development into the strategic actions. In March, China Railway Chengdu Group Co., Ltd. proposed the idea of operating inter-city fast freight trains that may further help the enterprises resume work and production and promote the regional economic development. Joining hands with China Railway Express Co., Ltd., Chengdu North Station under its administration customized the logistics plans for enterprises according to the concept of "one policy for one enterprise", and launched the high-quality overnight freight trains between Chongqing and Chengdu under the support of the local governments.