Paris connected to south of Italy by shuttle train

The Swiss Railway Operator Hupac and the French Railway Operator T3M have partnred up to connect the south of Italy with Paris. From January 18, the T3M shuttle between Paris and Novara (Milan region) connects with Hupac shuttles between Novara Pescara (Manopello) and Bari.

The terminal of CIM in Novara will serve as a connection platform for the shuttle trains. The three services run five times per week – from Monday till Thursday and Saturday – except for the return train Bari-Paris. The latter runs on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. By connecting their existing services, the companies want to offer a reliable and regular rail transport solution covering a distance of more than 1,700 km between two European countries.

Rail as a solution

“In order to promote the modal shift towards rail, we must develop transport solutions that meet the needs of our road transport customers. Access to simple, reliable and regular transport, despite the distance and borders, this is what we are doing today thanks to the partnership with T3M”, explains Alessandro Valenti, Director Shuttle Net West, of Hupac.

“It is all the more important to implement this type of partnership than the development of rail freight and more particularly of combined rail transport road is a priority. We are currently facing many crises, foremost among which is the climate crisis for which land transport of goods through combined rail and road transport can contribute significant part of the solution. The complementarity of road and rail modes is the future of long-distance transport and it is up to us to make it easier to access “, adds Anthony Chérubini, Managing Director of T3M.

Paris connected to south-Italy

Author: Majorie van Leijen

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

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