Another rail motorway in France to open by 2021
As hauliers and transport operators seek ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and other pollutants, Brittany Ferries has outlined plans for an intermodal transport service for unaccompanied goods-trailers, on the rail network along the French-Atlantic coast.
The company has been conducting feasibility studies for a road-rail service between the ports of Cherbourg and the Bayonne/Mougeuerre area since 2018. Now the project is moving forward with partners, the aim being to launch in 2021.
The link represents a natural progression of the cross-Channel service to Cherbourg from both the UK and Ireland, said Brittany Ferries. The project will harness a system that allows railway carriages to be turned for trailer loading and unloading. (ben)