Topic: France

French rail and inland shipping sectors merge networks

An interesting development from France sees the rail freight and inland shipping sectors establishing a rail-river alliance. SNCF Réseau and VNF want to work together and strengthen operational complementarity between rail and river networks to...Read more
|Comment|author: Nikos Papatolios

Another P400 rail freight service for France

France has a new P400 rail connection. After Perpignan-Paris, the line Vénissieux-Dourges was opened for this type of trailer, which is traditionally moved by road. It means another step forward for rail freight in France.Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen
SNCF Fret train service in France. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Rungis-Perpignan route in France reopens in October

The Rungis-Perpignan freight line connecting the Paris metropolitan area with southeastern France will reopen after two years of inactivity. The route will facilitate the intermodal transport of fresh produce between the two regions and will...Read more
|Comment|author: Nikos Papatolios

How sensible are rail strikes?

ANALYSIS – What is the impact of strikes on rail freight? How long can the industry feel the consequences, and does it really make sense for train drivers to go on a strike?Read more
|1 comment|author: Nikos Papatolios

Paris and Shanxi connect with direct train

The New Silk Road acquired another direct connection between Shanxi in China and Paris in France. The very first train departed on 2 June, carrying 50 40-foot containers. It will travel through the Erenhot border-crossing...Read more
|Comment|author: Nikos Papatolios

Novatrans transports P400s between Paris-Perpignan

Intermodal rail operator Novatrans will start a daily service connecting Perpignan in southern France, near the border with Spain, and Valenton terminal in Paris. It will accommodate the transportation of containers, swap bodies, but most...Read more
|Comment|author: Nikos Papatolios