The LOHR Railway system is a road-railway system (piggyback) which is technologically safe and economical for the transportation of standard road semi-trailers on the European rail network.
The Lohr railway wagon has been lowered and articulated and as a result allows for fast and safe transfer of semitrailers. This technology has made it possible to transfer more than a million trucks from road to rail in the past 15 years, namely on the four rail motorways currently in service; the "Alpine" between Chambéry and Turin and the "Lorry-Rail" between Luxembourg and Perpignan, “VIIA Britanica” between Calais and Le Boulou (1400 km) and that from Sète to Paris (815 km) and Zeebruge (1150 km). This has saved more than 600, 000 tons of CO²...
Lohr Railway System provides a solution that is truly competitive, environment-friendly, immediately operational, complementary to road transport, and able to absorb the high levels of transit traffic currently saturating the European road and motorway networks. It combines the flexibility of the road with the advantages of rail for medium and long distances.
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2021.02.17 - Ouest France (FR)
Successive governments have been seeking to develop rail motorways for a number of years. In 2022, the first rail motorway of the Atlantic seaboard connecting Cherbourg to Bayonne could come into service. Work has already begun in Normandy and Pays de Loire.