New railway connection port of Zeebrugge – Dourges
A new rail connection between the port of Zeebrugge and Dourges in northern France will be opened on 12 February. It will connect the port to the multimodal terminal Delta 3 in the French hub.
The new rail service offers three round trips per week. The block trains, operated by Greenmodal Transport and Novatrans will be handled at the terminal of P&O Ferries in the Zeebrugge outer port. The P&O Ferries platform offers shortsea connections to Hull, Middelsbrough (Teesport) and Tilbury in the UK.
Dourges is an important transport hub in the north of French. The city offers rail connections to several destinations in southern Europe, such as Bordeaux, Avignon, Lyon, Bayonne, Toulouse, Perpignan and Miramas/Marseille/Fos.
Furthermore, the city has a stop on the New Silk Road with a rail freight line to the Chinese city of Wuhan. The service was set up by Delta 3 for sports equipment giant Decathlon, which saw monthly services throughout last year.