Delta Rail will launch a new service between France and Germany

Image: Calons sur Saone. Wikimedia Commons. P. Jacquet

Delta Rail, a French multimodal operator and subsidiary of Modalis Group, will launch a new rail freight service between Chalon-sur-Saone, in eastern France, and Duisburg. The new service will start on 28 February. It will connect Delta Rail’s hub in Chalons and the VIIA terminal in Macon, in France with the Rhenania Worms AG terminal in the city of Worms and the Samskip terminal in Duisburg, in Germany.

As a source from Delta Rail told, there will be four weekly roundtrips between France and Germany. Transit time from Chalons to Worms is A/B, while for Chalons-Duisburg it will be A/C. The industries that will benefit the most from this service will be chemical, steel, and consumer goods in both directions. “We will transport all types of intermodal units, maritime (20ft and 40ft), and continental, including containers, swap bodies, as well as P400 trailers”, the source added.

New possible connections throughout France and northern Europe

The source highlighted that these services are currently being carried out via truck. Thanks to Delta Rail’s network, there will now be the possibility of connecting Duisburg and Worms with the French ports of Le Havre, in the north, and Marseille-Fos, in the south. Moreover, from the Sampskip terminal in Duisburg, Delta Rail offers connections to various locations in Sweden, Lithuania, Poland, and the Netherlands. This means that two of the largest French ports can now be connected to northern Europe by rail via Chalons and Duisburg.

Delta Rail

Delta Rail is a combined transport operator currently running regular services from Chalons to the ports of Le Havre and Marseille-Fos. In addition, the company is investing in a terminal in Fos Tonkin, 60 kilometres from Marseille, that will be ready for the second quarter of 2025.

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Author: Marco Raimondi

Marco Raimondi is an editor of, the online magazine for rail freight professionals.

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