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October 4, 2012

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Kombiverkehr takes advantage of the new railway line to normal gauge in order to connect the Germany with Barcelona

Programmed a through train with three departures weeklies magazine in both the directions. New night service between Cologne and Monaco

The intermodal operator Kombiverkehr of Frankfurt increases the connections between the Germany and Spain and returns more fluid those on the German territory. Next 15 October the society will inaugurate a new through train between Ludwigshafen and Barcelona: “we will be the first European operator - it has emphasized the managing director of Kombiverkehr, Robert Breuhahn - to benefit from the opportunity to directly forward the goods from the Germany to Barcelona with the transport arranged without the necessity of some transfer with means of raising”.

Kombiverkehr in fact has remembered that the gauge of the railway net in Spain and Portugal is different regarding the remainder of Europe and this previously involved that, in the city of Port Bou on the border Franco-Spanish, the railway international shipments had to be transferred with crane on the Spanish wagons to wide gauge, while now the new railway tunnel through the Pyrenees and the line to normal gauge that reaches until Barcelona offers an alternative that it affords to avoid the increase of costs and time demanded from handling of cargos with means of raising.

“Even if the new line is a little longer and the toll of the tunnel is not negligible - it has specified Breuhahn - this is balanced once again from the saving of costs and times obtained avoiding the necessity to use the cranes. Moreover the new connections offer greater ability to us, anticipate an alternative to the current line and add a new terminal (Barcelona Morrot, ndr) to our net, that it means that now shippers and shipowners can send their cargos still more near the final destination regarding how much he happened previously and can reduce lessened the initial and final draft in the region around Barcelona”.

Moreover Breuhahn has emphasized that the lead analyses of market from Kombiverkehr “evidence a strong question of ulterior trains between the Germany and Spain although the difficult economic context in Spain”.

The new Ludwigshafen through trains - Barcelona will leave in the days of monday, Wednesday and friday from both the final terminals. Thanks to the new service the offer of through trains of the Kombiverkehr between the Germany and the Iberian peninsula will go up from six to 40 to the week. Currently the German company colleague Ludwigshafen and Cologne with Granollers (near Barcelona), Tarragona and Irún and with the French city of Bayonne for it I forward of cargos towards northern Spain and the Basque Countries; moreover the net of the society reaches Madrid and others nine Spanish and portuguese cities.

Kombiverkehr has announced also to have eliminated throttlings of the services to the German terminals introducing new trains. The society in fact has activated today a night service between Cologne and Monaco with five departures weeklies magazine in both the directions. Initially the train has a length of 300 meters (for a volume of transport until 500 tons) that the widening of the terminal of Monk (München-Riem will be increased once that) will be carried to term.

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