The Ancient ‘Silk Road’ Is Back In Business As New Train Connects China To Tehran

Tuesday, 16 February 2016 - 16:59


The first train connecting Iran and China loaded with Chinese goods arrived in Tehran Monday, reviving the ancient Silk Road trade route and highlighting the economic possibilities for Iran since the lifting of international sanctions, foreign media reports.

The 5,900-mile trip from eastern Zhejiang province took 14 days, or 30 days less than a typical sea voyage between Shanghai and the Iranian port of Bandar Abbas, according to the head of the Iranian local media sources.