Kombiverkehr launches three more connections, this time via Gotthard

As of 25 February, Kombiverkehr’s customers will be able to book three more connections to and from Mortara in northern Italy. The new services will run through Gotthard’s four-meter broad corridor and will reach the cities of Krefeld (Germany), Rotterdam (Netherlands), and Ghent (Belgium). Trains to and from Mortara will run up to five times per week on each route. In addition to containers and swap bodies, semi-trailers’ transportation with a P400 profile will also become possible in the foreseeable future.

Together with its partner Hupac, the intermodal company already serves its European network with weekly connections from the Italian terminals in Busto and Novara. Mortara, which locates in the region of Pavia, is an excellent alternative since it also offers efficient short-road connections to Milan’s northern Italian economic centre. With the addition of Gotthard’s corridor, Kombiverkehr will now serve its network using all three major trans-Alpine routes. The other two are Brenner and Tauern corridors.

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Gotthard Base Tunnel. Photo credit: Hannes Ortlieb

New opportunities

“With the trains to and from Mortara in northern Italy, we are strengthening our services via the Gotthard corridor, which will become increasingly important for our customers,” said Kombiverkehr’s General Manager Alexander Ochs. The new service will provide customers with additional options for transporting their goods, characterised by diversity and on-point connectivity with central European hubs.

“Combined with Brenner and Tauern’s services, the service through Gotthard will contribute to Kombiverkehr’s strategy to overtake the most important European routes between Italy and Germany, Benelux and further Scandinavia”, added Peter Dannewitz, Head of Sales at Kombiverkehr.

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Author: Nikos Papatolios

Nikos Papatolios is the Chief Editor of RailFreight.com, the online magazine for rail freight professionals.

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