Lohr Railway System


A rolling motorway between Calais and Turin

2018.06.19 - BTP Rail n°25 (FR)

Inaugurated on Tuesday 6 November by the SNCF Mobilités Chairman and CEO in the presence of the French Transport Minister, this new piggyback rail line between France and Italy reflects the Government’s intentions to revive this mode of transport. This is good news for both the freight sector and the environment.

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On track for a new rolling motorway

2018.11.06 - Le Monde (FR)

On Tuesday 6 November, Transport Minister Elisabeth Borne, accompanied by SNCF Chairman Guillaume Pepy and Thierry Le Guilloux, Chairman of Viia, a freight operator and subsidiary of France’s national railway company, unveiled a new rolling motorway. The fourth to be launched in France, it is one of the longest, covering 1,150 kilometres and connecting Calais in northern France with Turin in Italy.

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Is rail freight back on track? A French manufacturer takes up the challenge!

2018.06.19 - BTP Rail (FR)

While the Government prepares its umpteenth plan to revive rail freight, whose modal share has halved since 1990, the Lohr Group has spent several years developing a unique piggyback solution in France: the Lohr Railway System. Its added bonus? The specially designed horizontal loading of standard semi-trailers.

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Viia starts up on Calais-Orbassano

2018.07.03 – Rail Passion (FR)

The Viia Calais – Orbassano rolling motorway will start up in September 2018 with an experimental phase lasting until December. In January 2019, the train will be increased to 21 double LOHR UIC wagons and will be split into two from Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne to Orbassano.

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The rail industry is already on its way!

2017 July - August - September - Europe parlementaire (FR)

It is never too late to shift to a virtuous transport system. By using the existing railway network, every new rail motorway service, deliverable in eighteen months, allows to transfer trucks from the road to the rail, thus avoiding GHG emissions.

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Calais intermodal terminal inaugurated

2015.10.27 – Rail Journal (GB)

THE first intermodal terminal for direct loading of lorry semitrailers between rail and ferry in France was inaugurated at the Port of Calais on October 23.

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Lohr on the right track

2015.10.24 – Dernières Nouvelles d’Alsace (FR)

Yesterday the port de Calais inaugurated its new road-rail combined transport platform equipped with a solution by the Alsatian company Lohr.

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