"New Silk Road": China is preparing a competitor for the Trans-Siberian Railway


China will soon have another overland route for the delivery of goods to Europe - it could become a railway line that will connect Turkey, Iran, Pakistan and China. Thus, the Russian Trans-Siberian Railway may have a powerful competitor next year. About the Transnational Railway (ITI) is reported by Nikkei Asia.


Back in 2009, under the auspices of the ECO, the container shipping service ITI was launched, but then things did not go beyond test launches. Now this project can reach a new level.

The length of the Transnational Railway will be 6540 km, most of which (2600 km) will pass through Iran. Transportation of goods from Istanbul to Islamabad will take about 10 days, which is much faster than the 21-day sea trip from Turkey to Pakistan.


ITI will connect to Chinese territory in the country's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region via Pakistan's ML-1 Railroad. The transnational railway will be the "new Silk Road" and the first route of its kind to connect China with Turkey. However, according to Nikkei Asia experts, there is a more roundabout way. So, on December 19, the freight train arrived in the Chinese city of Xian, passing from Turkey through the Georgian and Azerbaijani territories, as well as through the Caspian (by ferry) and Kazakhstan.
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  1. Rashid116 Offline Rashid116
    Rashid116 (Rashid) 29 December 2020 18: 03
    +1
    I've always said you can't trust the Chinese. They always act in the interests of their state, in which I support them. Not that ours were ... in power. Admin, will it work, or will I fly to the ban again for a month?)))))
    1. 123 Offline 123
      123 (123) 29 December 2020 21: 02
      +2
      I always said you can't trust the Chinese

      Congratulations on leaving the "bath" drinks
      You can't trust anyone, not just the Chinese.
      This news means that an Indo-Chinese conflict is more likely, as well as increased pressure on Iran and deterioration of Turkey's relations with "allies."
      1. Rashid116 Offline Rashid116
        Rashid116 (Rashid) 30 December 2020 16: 07
        0
        (123) Thank you. By the way, there is an ancient anecdote about believing or not believing:

        An old Jew walks down the street and mutters: you can't trust anyone, you can't trust yourself - he wanted to p ... nut and o ... l.

        ))) I hope the modernization will pass, without the mat))). And about the last thing, you’re grossing, I haven’t thought about it))). If so, well, it’s nafig, the first two are a bit too much. The massacre will be heavenly.
        1. 123 Offline 123
          123 (123) 30 December 2020 17: 02
          +1
          The massacre will be heavenly.

          Only on this can you earn decent money and establish a new world order based on the results. I hope it doesn't come to this hi
  2. Valery Pavlovich Evstafiev 29 December 2020 22: 17
    +3
    According to some analysis, not devoid of logic, and thank God that China passed by Russia and thank God that Russia was smart enough not to drag China to the Transsib. Friendship is friendship, but sovereignty apart.
  3. greenchelman Offline greenchelman
    greenchelman (Grigory Tarasenko) 30 December 2020 02: 28
    0
    Istanbul is not on the map ... Where did more than 500 km go?
  4. amateur Offline amateur
    amateur (Victor) 30 December 2020 07: 07
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    Length of the Transnational Railway be 6540 km

    Has this railway already been built?
    1. Piramidon Offline Piramidon
      Piramidon (Stepan) 30 December 2020 11: 53
      -1
      Quote: layman
      Length of the Transnational Railway be 6540 km

      Has this railway already been built?

      As you can see from the article, it already exists. It remains to bring to mind.

      Back in 2009, under the auspices of the ECO, the container shipping service ITI was launched, but then things did not go beyond test launches. Now this project can reach a new level.
      1. amateur Offline amateur
        amateur (Victor) 30 December 2020 12: 14
        -1
        As you can see from the article, it already exists.

        It may surprise you, but I can read a little. Therefore, I am not interested in what is stored in this anonymous article, but in the real presence / absence of the trans-Iranian railway.
        1. Piramidon Offline Piramidon
          Piramidon (Stepan) 30 December 2020 13: 39
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          Quote: layman
          As you can see from the article, it already exists.

          It may surprise you, but I can read a little. Therefore, I am not interested in what is stored in this anonymous article, but in the real presence / absence of the trans-Iranian railway.

          For skeptics like you, no article proves anything. Walk all the way over the sleepers to be 100% sure. hi
  5. kig Offline kig
    kig 30 December 2020 08: 16
    0
    So what did we want? That China will use our road? So it will not even pull 10% of what is needed. Or that he will build us a new one? Naive people.
  6. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) 30 December 2020 09: 22
    0
    Through the Kazakhs closer! As long as there is no shaitan-arba, the ship of the desert will do!
  7. Termit1309 Offline Termit1309
    Termit1309 (Alexander) 30 December 2020 11: 51
    +1
    China will soon have another overland route for delivering goods to Europe - it may become a railway line that will connect Turkey, Iran, Pakistan and China.

    Maybe it will appear. Or it may not appear. Maybe we will meet a dinosaur on the Arbat, or maybe we won't. The probability is like a blonde's fifty-fifty. Was not too lazy to write an article.
    1. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 30 December 2020 19: 04
      +1
      China, like any other power, will always look for more profitable options and is puffing for refusing to use only the Trans-Siberian Railway. What does not move, then lags behind (overgrown with moss). It's time for us to improve our routes, especially the Northern Sea Route, for example, directly bypassing the Kolyma and Chukotka, the most ice-covered sections of the NSR ... By ships from the mouth along the Lena to Yakutsk, and from Yakutsk railway to the ports of the Sea of ​​Okhotsk, there are only 600 km of railway to lay. Thus, the entire northern route will be significantly reduced ... Yes, and from China through Mongolia further along the old Chinese Eastern Railway to the transnib, thousands of km of railway track will again be cut off ... There are many options, you just need to act, do not wait until the cargo flows go to other routes ...
  8. Petr Vladimirovich (Peter) 31 December 2020 12: 10
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    China and the EU have such a turnover that even if you build five iron pots, it won't be enough ...
  9. Restless Sagittarius (Vladimir) 31 December 2020 12: 22
    +2
    Just a road to other countries, nothing more. To go from Moscow to Vladivostok via Liski is stupid, so the Chinese are looking for the shortest path.