Car maker shifts parts transport services to railway
Imperial Logistics, DB Netze and BMW are currently building a siding from the car manufacturer’s spare parts warehouse in Wallersdorf and electronic signal box in nearby Landau (both Germany). The project will create a link between the world's biggest BMW spare parts warehouse and the stretch of track that Deutsche Bahn operates between Landshut and Plattling.
When operations begin in September, up to four trains per day will haul as many as 100 containers to a port of loading and then return to Wallersdorf.
By switching spare parts transport services to the railway, some 17,500 truck trips per year can be saved and emissions cut by around 88 t of CO2. (ben)