The port of Trieste increases rail connections to Austria

Image: Trieste Marine Terminal

Rail connections between the port of Trieste and Austria recently increased in number as well as quality. As of Monday 13 February, there have been two direct trains a week from the Trieste Marine Terminal (TMT) to Linz and two to Vienna. These new direct connections replace the former EVO services, which were serving the two Austrian locations with a triangular rotation.

The new services are launched via a collaboration between Rail Cargo Operator, part of Rail Cargo Group, and AlpeAdria, the Multimodal Transport Operator of the port of Trieste. The two Austrian terminals involved in these services are the Linz Terminal and the Wien Sud Terminal.

For the Trieste-Linz connection, trains leave Trieste on Mondays and Thursdays and depart from Linz on Wednesdays and Saturdays. For the Trieste-Vienna route, trains will leave the Italian port on Mondays and Saturdays and, from the Austrian capital, go back on Mondays and Sundays.

AlpeAdria added a new direct train from Trieste to Wolfurt for MSC

Moreover, since the end of 2022, TMT launched a new direct train to Wolfurt. Wolfurt is strategically located where Germany, Switzerland, and Austria meet near Lake Constance. This service is operated by Alpe Adria on behalf of MSC. The new Trieste-Wolfurt service is not the first one connecting the two locations. There is in fact another connection between TMT and Wolfurt in single wagon system via Villach.

More collaborations between the port of Trieste and Austria

Austria and the port of Trieste are also collaborating to try and speed up customs operations at the port. The Austrian Federal Railways (OBB) is working on a service connecting Trieste with Villach, in southern Austria. This service is expected to help to decongest the port of Trieste by moving containers directly from ship to rail and having customs operations carried out in Austria.

“The customs authorities of both countries are confident they will complete the necessary consultations before the end of this year”, said OBB. Once the consultations will be over, the rail corridor will be available for all the trains running between the port of Trieste and the dry port Logistik Center Austria Sud (LCA Sud). This initiative aims at strengthening the role of the region by transforming it from a transit area into a logistic hub and creating a significant number of jobs.

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Author: Marco Raimondi

Marco Raimondi is an editor of, the online magazine for rail freight professionals.

1 comment op “The port of Trieste increases rail connections to Austria”

bönström bönström|23.03.23|01:34

At Baltic Adriatic connection, indeed Trieste is a most vital port.
(Reundancy is needed and added to ScanMed etc., etc.)
Accordingly, within hemisphere, high quality, sustainable, robust, railway infrastructure should be constructed…
Regrettably, standard, at TEN-T, is short of redundancy. (Single option for added load is longer trains, etc….)
Goal of EU membership, high quality nearness, shall be single goal as well for Commission as for railway infrastructure construction!
Quality pays!

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