Hupac adds Oradea and Stara Zagora to intermodal network

Hupac has added the southeastern European cities of Stara Zagora (Bulgaria) and Oradea (Romania) to its European railway network. It links these destinations to important freight hubs in Europe, such as Duisburg, Rotterdam and Antwerp.

The company said to respond to an increasing demand of intermodal connections from and to south-east Europe. It now offers one round trip per week between Duisburg and Oradea, and another round trip between Duisburg and Stara Zagora. Later this month, the connection Oradea-Duisburg will depart twice a week in both directions.

New connections with Oradea and Stara Zagora

Antwerp and Rotterdam

In addition to Duisburg, other European hubs are connected to the new destinations with weekly departures. As for Oradea, a service was launched to and from Rotterdam and another one to and from Antwerp. Stara Zagora is now also connected with these ports, as well as to Vienna with a service per week.

The intermodal operator has been expanding its east-west services. In September this year, it added a new line connecting Antwerp to Vienna, Budapest, Romania and Istanbul based on fixed schedules. It also increased its services to Germany and Italy.

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Author: Majorie van Leijen

Majorie van Leijen is editor of RailFreight.com, online magazine for rail freight professionals.

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