Expansion of the combined train network

CFL multimodal opens a new connection Zeebrugge-Lyon
Carte train combine 2016 Zeebrugge Lyon

Bettembourg, 27 October 2016CFL multimodal expands its combined train network: starting last trimester 2016, the group operates a new line Zeebrugge - Lyon in cooperation with CLdN.

CFL multimodal, in cooperation with CLdN, launches a new rail freight relation between the CLdN / Britanniadok terminal in Zeebrugge (BE) to the Port Edouard Herriot terminal in Lyon (FR). 

This new line is operational since end of October 2016. In a first phase, there are  3 weekly round trips between Zeebrugge and Lyon. In a second phase, during 2017, an increase in the frequency of the trains to 6 weekly round trips is planned.

The train is open to semi-trailers, swap bodies and 20' to 45' containers and offers a 22 hour transit time between the Zeebrugge and Lyon terminals.

In the second phase, a commercial stop at the new intermodal terminal in Bettembourg (LU) will also be added. This stop will enable operators to connect to the existing daily trains to Le Boulou (at the French-Spanish border) as well as Trieste (IT) and the ferries to Turkey.

The cooperation between the two Luxembourg logistics groups enables the connection of the rail freight networks of CFL multimodal and the ferry services of CLdN, to offer integrated terminal-to-terminal solutions on the following relations:

CFL multimodal

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Bettembourg (Luxembourg)Zeebrugge (Belgium)
Le Boulou (France / Spain)Killingholme / London (England)
Lyon (France)Dublin (Irelande)
Trieste (Italiy)Esbjerg / Hirtshals (Denmark)
Istanbul, Mersin, Izmir ​(Turkey)Gothenburg (Sweden)
 Leixoes (Portugal)

About CFL multimodal
The brand name CFL multimodal stands for a global service provider, covering the entire logistics chain. With 13 companies in 6 European countries, CFL multimodal remains a locally anchored partner, always in close contact with the customers. Luxembourg's leading intermodal transport provider offers 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. The ideal geographic location of the Bettembourg terminal at the heart of Europe positions CFL multimodal and its 1,200 employees as a central logistics hub, offering regular long distance connections to the ports of the North Sea as well as the Baltic Sea, and Southern Europe.​

Christina SCHUERR, head of communications
Tel: + 352 621 131 208

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