New train connects Poland and Germany
Polish carrier Miratrans and the Austrian-based LTE-group have launched an intermodal connection between Olsztyn in north-east Poland and the German KTL terminal in Ludwigshafen.
"For the new service, a handling terminal was recently set up on the premises of the Michelin factory, which enables trains to be processed in just eight hours," says Arthur Kaldynski, managing director of LTE Polska. At the moment, Michelin tyres are the primary cargo.
Traction time of the trains is 24 hours, a total of 36 trailers are transported in each direction, mixing of the trains with containers is being considered. The frequency of the trains is currently at two departures per week, however, an expansion to four departures is planned. (ben)