Lohr Railway System

Brittany Ferries confirms wagon order for ‘rail freight motorway’ service

2023-01-26 – RailFreight.com (EN)

Brittany Ferries has confirmed an order of wagons from French manufacturer Lohr ahead of the launch of its ‘rail freight motorway’ service between Cherbourg and Bayonne in France. The service is scheduled to be launched next year and will cover a distance of almost 1,000 kilometres from the French-Spanish border to the French North.

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Brittany Ferries. The Cherbourg-Mouguerre multimodal motorway will open in 2024.

2023-01-23 – Bretagne Economie (FR)

The project has been in the pipeline for several years: the Breton shipping company Brittany Ferries is going to set up a rail motorway between the port of Cherbourg-en-Cotentin and the European freight centre of Mouguerre, near Bayonne, in order to link Spain, Great Britain and Ireland via the French rail network. This multimodal line is scheduled to open in spring 2024.

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Wagons made in Alsace to link Normandy to the Basque Country

2023-01-21 – DNA (FR)

The maritime carrier Brittany Ferries has chosen the piggyback wagons of the Bas-Rhin industrial group Lohr to equip the future Cherbourg-Mouguerre rail motorway that it will operate from next year. The contract, worth 22 million euros, was signed on Friday in the presence of the Minister for Transport.

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Clip. Modern transshipment of semi-trailers in Swarzędz

2022.03.20 – Rynek Infrastruktury(POL)

Last week, at the Clip Rail Mega Hub Intermodal in Swarzędz, semi-trailers were reloaded using the Lohr Railway System station. The Lohr Railway System is a technology that allows horizontal loading of standard road semi-trailers on railway wagons, without the need for a crane. For several years it has been used in intermodal transport, mainly between France and Italy. Now it is also available in Poland.

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First in Poland: CLIP Group introduces innovative system for loading semi-trailers onto wagons

2022.03.14 - Intermodal News (GB)

CLIP Group is moving further in developing its Rail Mega Hub Intermodal in Swarzędz near Poznań. Since early March, an innovative system for loading semi-trailers onto wagons without using reach stackers or cranes has been functioning at the facility. It is the first intermodal terminal in Poland with a solution of this type. The new system was applied for the intermodal connection between Poland and Luxembourg.

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VIIA to operate new multi-modal terminal at French port of Sète

2022.02.17– RailFreight.com (GB)

SNCF Logistics’ rail freight subsidiary VIIA has won a tender to operate a new multi-modal terminal in the French Mediterranean port of Sète, scheduled to enter service at the beginning of 2023. The company also is planning to launch a rail ‘motorway’ route between Sète and Calais, in addition to two other routes connecting the port in the southeast.

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