New Bettembourg-Dudelange to Kiel rail freight connection launched
The new rail freight line connection was launched on 21 January 2020 and will help to shift 10,000 trucks from road to rail per year.
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A new rail connection between the Intermodal Terminal Bettembourg-Dudelange and the Terminal Schwedenkai in the Port of Kiel has been launched by LKW WALTER, Stena Line, Port of Kiel and CFL multimodal, following all parties involved successfully settling on a partnership agreement that will expand their respective services.
The new connection will run three roundtrips per week for cranable trailers and containers, and was launched on 21 January 2020 at the Intermodal terminal of Bettembourg-Dudelange. The new connection will accomodate and encourage a modal shift, removing approximately 10,000 trucks from the road to rail, subsequently representing CO2 savings of roughly 11,000 tonnes per year.
The regular intermodal service connects the Luxembourg area, as well as existing trains – such as Lyon, Le Boulou and Barcelona – to the Port of Kiel and its ferry lines to Göteborg. As a result of the new connection, the partners hope that the service will boost the development of global European intermodal solutions.