Trailer train now connecting Paris and Izmir
The first step to build a north-south rail transport corridor in France has been taken by Ekol and the rail operator VIIA, part of SNCF Logistics.
The two enterprises have introduced a rail connection for P400 trailers based on one shuttle connection per week from the French port of Sète to Noisy-le-Sec in the Paris area. The frequency will double to two roundtrips per week as of mid-December 2016, and will continue to increase in 2017, when Ekol adds a second vessel to the Izmir (Turkey) – Sète sea connection.
The train leaves Sète on Wednesday morning and arrives in Paris at 07.00 on Thursday. On the return leg the train departs Paris at 18.00 on Wednesday and arrives in Sète at noon on Thursday. (ben)