New route to Rotterdam successful, but harbour line not there yet

Theemswegtrace bridge

The port of Rotterdam is celebrating 10,000 trains passing through the Theemsweg route, which opened a few months ago. The new line, constructed explicitly to improve the port’s rail freight operations, seems like a great success. However, representatives from the Dutch rail freight industry warn that there are still obstacles to overcome.

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Author: Nikos Papatolios

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

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