People's Daily Online, Beijing, February 21 (Reporter Wang Lianxiang) According to China State Railway Group Co., Ltd., as of February 19, 2024, the China-Laos Railway has sent a total of 28.897 million passengers since it was put into operation; it has transported more than 33.059 million tons of cargo. Among them, the cross-border cargo volume reached 7.509 million tons; the categories of goods expanded from more than 10 kinds of fertilizers and department stores in the initial stage to more than 2,900 kinds such as electronics, photovoltaics, cold chain fruits, etc. The golden channel effect continued to be released, which greatly promoted the development of goods along the line. The efficient exchange of people, logistics, and information flows has injected new vitality into regional prosperity and development.

  During the Spring Festival holiday, there was an endless stream of passengers at the Mohan Railway Port in Yunnan.

Taking the China-Laos Railway International Passenger Train to Laos for an exotic experience has become the first choice for many people when traveling across the country during their holidays.

Since 2023, China Railway Kunming Bureau Group Co., Ltd. has conducted an in-depth analysis of the cross-border tourism market and passenger demand, and relied on the advantages of China-Laos railway transportation to carefully plan the 12-day "Dream Secret Land·Melan Panorama" and "Travel in Laos by Train" 7 Laos cross-border tourism products such as day tours cooperate with domestic travel agencies to provide services for tourists to travel to Laos by train.

  In response to the surge in passenger flow of international passenger trains on the China-Laos Railway, Kunming Bureau Group Company made timely adjustments and increased the number of seats on international passenger trains.

Since its launch, the China-Laos Railway international passenger train has carried a total of 140,000 cross-border passengers from 83 countries and regions.

  Since the beginning of this year, China-Laos railway cargo transportation has shown a growth trend. Fruits and other goods from Thailand and Laos have been continuously transported to Kunming through the China-Laos railway and sold to Sichuan, Guangdong and other places. Domestic vegetables, pomegranates, photovoltaic products, small household appliances, etc. Shipped to Southeast Asian countries one after another.

So far, the China-Laos Railway has transported a total of 2.517 million tons of cargo this year, including 715,000 tons of cross-border cargo, a year-on-year increase of 143,000 tons.

  As the supply of goods increases, the railway department has launched a high-quality China-Laos Railway "Lanmei Express" international freight train with fixed points, scheduled routes, and scheduled trains. It only takes 26 hours from Kunming to Vientiane.

The new transportation model of "China-Laos Railway + China-Europe Express" has shortened the direct transportation time from Laos, Thailand and other countries to Europe to 15 days.