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Cuba debuts Chinese-made train

Cuba’s first Chinese-made train departed Havana on July 13. The new locomotive and carriages travelled 915 kilometres (516 miles) through nine cities before arriving in Guantanamo 15 hours later. The new train, equipped with four air-conditioned wagons and a restaurant car, replaces an ageing and decrepit engine that took days on the same journey. This marks the start of an overhaul to repair some 4,200 kilometres (2,600 miles) of tired tracks and dozens of worn-down stations across Cuba.

16 Jul 2019 - 12:05PM