Press release - Extension of the combined train network

CFL multimodal rolls out a new connection between Zeebrugge - Bettembourg - Nancy
CFL multimodal Combined Train Network 201707


Bettembourg, 17 July 2017CFL multimodal expands its combined train network: as of May, the group operates a new line Zeebrugge - Bettembourg - Nancy in partnership with Transports Vigneron.

CFL multimodal, in partnership with Transports Vigneron, has launched a new rail line linking the Britanniadock in Zeebrugge (BE) to the Champigneulles terminal in Nancy (FR) with a stop at the intermodal terminal Bettembourg-Dudelange (LU), thus enabling connections to Lyon (FR), Le Boulou (FR) and Trieste (IT).

This new line has been operational since 15 May 2017 with 3 round-trips per week between Zeebrugge and Nancy. A frequency increase to 5 round-trips per week is planned by the end of the year.

The trains are open to semi-trailers, swap bodies and 20' to 45' containers. Transit times between the Zeebrugge and Nancy terminals is 24 hours.

The rail lines departing from Zeebrugge via the intermodal terminal Bettembourg-Dudelange also enable connections to Lyon, Le Boulou (at the French-Spanish border) and Trieste, with continuation to Turkey.

In addition, the UK and Scandinavian markets can be reached via sea, departing from Britanniadock in Zeebrugge.

This new rail link expands the CFL multimodal combined transport network between Spain, France, Turkey, the UK and Scandinavia.

​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 intermodal terminal Bettembourg-Dudelange 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.

Julie BUCHLER, head of communications
Tel: + 352 691 981 121


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