SNCF Fret train service in France. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

This week in RailFreight Live: investments in French rail freight

SNCF Fret train service in France. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Rail freight investments in France have been quite intensive lately. The French government has announced investment plans worth hundreds of millions, SNCF Réseau and VNF are jointly utilising their rail and waterway networks, while CargoBeamer’s Calais terminal has officially opened.

To acquire a more comprehensive image of the situation, our main guest is Paul Mazataud from SNCF. He will explain all the latest developments in French rail freight and how the government aims to help the industry recover.

Moreover, we have an exclusive interview with Hans-Jurgen Weidemann, CEO of CargoBeamer, who will talk about the official inauguration of CargoBeamer’s terminal in Calais.

The stream is already planned. If you subscribe to our channel now, you will be notified when we go on air.

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This week’s show will also include a live connection with Hungary with a surprise guest and a video report with Railterminal Gelderland, which will soon enter the construction stage.

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Author: Nikos Papatolios

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

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