More trailers on the rails in Sweden from next week

In future also in Sweden_TX train for Lkw Walter ©_TX Logistik_Johannes Thorwarth

As of Monday 31 January, Sweden will have a new domestic service. TX Logistik AB, Swedish subsidiary of the German TX Logistik AG, has added a rail freight connection between Trelleborg and Eskilstuna, around 100 kilometers west of Stockholm, to its network.

The new block train will be operated as a company train for the Austrian full truckload specialist LKW WALTER. Four round trips per week are scheduled. Up to 38 units can be loaded onto one train and most of the units will be trailers.

The trains will run between the port in Trelleborg and the combined transport terminal in Eskilstuna, one of the most important hinterland terminals in Sweden. The route runs via Frövi and the transit time will be about 7 hours. TX Logistik is responsible for traction, terminal handling and customer service. In Trelleborg, LKW WALTER uses the ferry connections to and from Rostock and Travemünde.

Shifting away from road

By shifting transports from the road to the new route, both companies are taking part in a further reduction of CO2. TX Logistik is experiencing sustained high demand for freight
transport by rail. The company foresees potential for further growth above and beyond this in transports on the north- south axis and within Sweden.

TX Logistik is already providing combined rail freight transport in the Scandinavian country. For the retail chain Coop, for example, TX Logistik transports food products 20 times a week between Bro (near Stockholm) and Malmö. The rail logistics company also supplements the domestic network in Sweden with the national line between Trelleborg, Malmö and Eskilstuna. The line currently operates seven round trips per week as an open train system.

Author: Majorie van Leijen

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

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