Medway locomotive. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Another train for BMW connects Regenburg to Zeebrugge

Medway locomotive. Photo: Wikimedia CommonsWikimedia Commons

BMW has once again found its way to the rails with a new dedicated car train between Germany and Belgium. The new service, operated by Medway, runs from the German Regensburg, via Aachen to the Belgian port of Zeebrugge. This was reported by Flows, a sister publication of

The service runs twice per week. Traction on the route Regensburg-Aachen is done by Dispo TF, while the Belgian leg is carried out by ARS Altmann AG. The cars are transported in closed wagons, one of the several options for vehicles on the train.

BMW ont he rails

BMW has always been an active customer of rail transportation. For several parts of its supply chain, it relies on rail freight. In Hungary, it has a plant in Debrecen with direct rail access, resulting in large volumes of BMW cars starting the journey by rail into Europe.

BMW also used to ship its cars by rail between Europe and China, but when the war in Ukraine started, it stopped transiting its products through Russia, and used ocean shipping instead.

Author: Majorie van Leijen

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

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