Another route added between Poland and France

New Poland France rail line

Trains will run on a new route between Gliwice Port in Poland and Marckolsheim in France. The new route will cover a distance of over 1300 kilometres and is scheduled for two roundtrips per week. This was announced in Munich at Transport Logistic on 10 May, by CFL cargo and Bertani Trasporti. 

The new cross-border rail freight service connects Poland and France via Germany and can carry the load of 19 wagons at a time. Rail traction will be provided by DB Cargo Polska in Poland and CFL cargo in Germany and France.

Bertani Trasporti cooperated with CFL cargo, source © CFL Cargo

Location of the two cities

Located in the south of Poland, Gliwice port has a relatively close land connection with the Czech Republic and Slovenia. Being one of the largest inland ports in Poland, Gliwice port provides options of intermodal transportation. The main goods transhipped were mainly bulk products such as coal, iron ore and steel products, with a capacity of 1,600,000 tons of bulk goods per year currently.

Marckolsheim on the other hand, locates on the east border with Germany and the Rhine crosses through. It can reach Switzerland for about 80 metres in the south.

Gliwice Port, source © Silesian Logistics Centre

Author: Chengfan Zhao

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