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

2023-01-26 – (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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France wants to upgrade secondary lines (part 2)

2022-12- Stadtverkehr(DE)

By Mr. Reinhard Christeller

With Decree 2022-664, the French government has created the legal basis for derogating from the European interoperability rules on railway lines used exclusively for local passenger transport or for the transport of passengers and goods.

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Draisy, the future light train designed by Lohr to reinvest in short lines

2022-11-24 – DNA (FR)

The Alsatian group Lohr is working in a consortium with the SNCF and three other partners on a "hybrid" light train capable of reducing the operating costs of passenger transport on small regional lines, which are little or not operated at all. Selected by the government in a call for expressions of interest, this project, called Draisy, could result in a first prototype by the end of 2024.

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