TX Logistik adds two weekly roundtrips between Cologne-Curtici

The Cologne-Curtici rail connection will depart daily starting from 10 May. The service, operated by TX Logistik, has been in place  since 2018. It started with three weekly roundtrips, then it upgraded to five. According to the railway company, the latest development derived from the growing demand on both routes’ ends.

The service has a solid intermodal profile contributing to the transportation of semi-trailers and mega trailers. The train can carry up to 44 loading units per trip, transporting mainly car parts towards Curtici and consumer goods on its way back.

One of its potent characteristics is the use of the NiKRASA transhipment system that allows non-cranable semi-trailers to be loaded on trains. In this way, it saves considerable time during loading-unloading procedures and allows more cargo to move from road to rail.

Curtici acquires importance

The Romanian town of Curtici, right next to the border with Hungary, uses the Trade Trans Terminal to connect with other important European hubs. Apart from Cologne’s link, the city also connected with Duisburg and Herne in Germany in early March. LKW Walter was then responsible for launching a service to transport household and personal care products for the company Dalli.

The town also has an industrial production site making it understandable why companies prefer it as an entry-exit point for the Romanian supply chain. The towns terminal is also part of the Rail Freight Corridor 7 and member of major European rail networks, such as Lineas’ Green Xpress and Rail Cargo Group’s TransNet.

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Author: Nikos Papatolios

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

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