Launch of a rail motorway connection between Poznan-Swarzędz and Luxembourg

6/6/2019
Munich June 5, 2019 – CLIP and CFL multimodal announced the launch of a rail motorway train between Swarzędz and Bettembourg-Dudelange by end of 2019.

The train will start with 4 roundtrips per week and be opened to containers, craneable semi-trailers as well as non-craneable semi-trailers thanks to the Lohr Railway System technology. This train will cover a distance of more than 1.000 km and has a capacity of transport of 37 intermodal units.

The CLIP terminal in Swarzędz will be equipped with the Lohr Railway System technology allowing to load non-craneable trailers on the trains. Mrs Agnieszka Hipś from CLIP Intermodal: “We recognize the contract with CFL multimodal as the next step, which we planned, of our development. We aim to provide a more comprehensive and environmental-friendly service to our customers travelling from and to our Freight Village”.

The intermodal terminal of Bettembourg Dudelange is already equipped with two platforms and offers regular connections further South, including to Lyon, Le Boulou and Barcelona. Mr Fraenz Benoy, Managing director of CFL multimodal: “Our objective is to connect the terminal of Bettembourg-Dudelange with major economic centers in Europe. This new regular rail motorway between Bettembourg-Dudelange and Swarzędz allows us both to expand our intermodal service offering to Central Europe and to address the non-craneable trailers market”.

This new rail motorway will provide an efficient and reliable alternative to road transport on long distances and extend the rail motorway offer in Europe.​

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 customized 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.

Contact
Julie BÜCHLER
Responsable Communication
Tel: + 352 691 981 212
julie.buchler@cfl-mm.lu

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