A containertrain on the 'Nord-Süd-Strecke' in Germany

How long until using longer trains?

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740-metre trains have been tested on Dutch and German tracks for a few years now. The expansion takes place at a slow pace since infrastructure needs time to adapt to their use. However, according to Jolanda Plomp, Managing Director of LTE Netherlands, infrastructure managers and governments from both countries are willing to invest and develop longer freight train transportation and embrace its benefits.

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Author: Nikos Papatolios

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

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Nick Fotis|18.04.21|20:12

Incremental upgrades are the wrong approach, in my opinion.
Going directly to 1500 meters would be a better step, in my opinion (but yards and sidings are SO inflexible).
Going through the licensing/permissions/construction/signalling upgrades every time for 50 or 100 meters is wasteful.

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How long until using longer trains? | RailFreight.com
A containertrain on the 'Nord-Süd-Strecke' in Germany

How long until using longer trains?

https://mediathek.deutschebahn.com

740-metre trains have been tested on Dutch and German tracks for a few years now. The expansion takes place at a slow pace since infrastructure needs time to adapt to their use. However, according to Jolanda Plomp, Managing Director of LTE Netherlands, infrastructure managers and governments from both countries are willing to invest and develop longer freight train transportation and embrace its benefits.

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Author: Nikos Papatolios

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

1 comment op “How long until using longer trains?”

Nick Fotis|18.04.21|20:12

Incremental upgrades are the wrong approach, in my opinion.
Going directly to 1500 meters would be a better step, in my opinion (but yards and sidings are SO inflexible).
Going through the licensing/permissions/construction/signalling upgrades every time for 50 or 100 meters is wasteful.

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