Press Release - Extension of the combined train network

Extension of the combined train network for CFL multimodal

Dudelange, March 8th 2019 - CFL intermodal, a subsidiary of the CFL multimodal group, is expanding its combined train network. Ghent and Valenton complete the service offer of CFL intermodal from Bettembourg and the number of weekly trains on Zeebrugge is increased.

As from March 11th 2019, CFL intermodal is launching a new rail line between the intermodal terminal of Bettembourg-Dudelange and the Ghent terminal. The train will run with 5 round trips per week and provide rail connections to Lyon (FR), Le Boulou (FR) and Turkey via the port of Trieste (IT). The Scandinavian markets can be reached via sea, departing from the Ghent terminal.

In parallel, the frequency of intermodal trains between Bettembourg and Zeebrugge will rise from 3 to 5 round trips per week which will increase the number of trains on the rail connections to Lyon (FR), Le Boulou (FR) and Turkey via the port of Trieste (IT).

As from March 15th 2019, CFL intermodal is also launching a new rail line connecting the intermodal terminal of Bettembourg to Valenton.

About CFL multimodal
CFL multimodal is a logistics service provider, covering the entire logistics chain. With 12 companies in 6 European countries, CFL multimodal and its sister company CFL cargo offer a broad, high-quality and personalised service portfolio: combined and conventional rail freight, wagon maintenance and repairs, customs clearance, as well as forwarding and logistics services. In Luxembourg, the activities of CFL multimodal center on the intermodal terminal Bettembourg-Dudelange in the Eurohub South Logistics Park. Located on the Rail Freight Corridor 2 (North Sea-Mediterranean) and at the crossroads of the North-South and East-West transport routes, the terminal is ideally positioned as an international hub for the consolidation of multimodal transport flows across Europe and beyond. With a total yearly capacity of 600.000 units and equipped with the latest technology in terms of security and surveillance, the intermodal terminal is connected by combined train shuttles to the main ports and  industrial regions.

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