Info & Study Trip along the Rail Freight Corridor 2 (RFC2), 20-22 September 2017.

List of Presentations

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  • Rail Freight Corridor 2 North Sea - Mediterranean
    Guillaume Confais-Morieux, Managing Director
  • Alpen-Initiative
    Manuel Herrmann, Leiter Alpenschutzpolitik
  • Contargo
    Marc Hunziker, Regional Sales Manager Hochrhein
  • BLS Cargo
    Christian Stäubli, Leiter Produktmanagement
  • SBB Cargo International
    Pascal Jenni, Head of Sales&Business Development
  • Logistik Kompetenz Zentrum Prien
    Karl Fischer, Geschäftsführer


  • CFL multimodal and terminals (D/F/E)
    Eric Lambert, Director CFL multimodal
  • VIIA l'autre route
    Amandine Drouin, Project Manager
  • LOHR Industrie
    Hervé Morel, Director Railway Network and Sébastien Lange, Director of Railway Department


  • Port of Zeebrugge
    Johan Abel, Logistics Manager


    Sam Bruynseels, Commercial Director
  • Port of Antwerp
    Koen Cuypers, Intermodality and Hinterland Railport
  • TXLogistik
    Norbert Rekers, Regional Sales Director Central Europe
  • UIRR
    Eric Feyen, Technical Director


A happy group of hosts and journalists at Dudelange - note their motto on the semin-trailer in the background!

Photo Gallery Zeebrugge

A double-deck car train arrives at Zeebrugge Harbour with new vehicles for overseas destinations.

Ships are waiting for their rolling loads.

The first direct train from China has arrived at Zeebrugge.

Photos: Hansjörg Egger, Fotogenica, CH-Uster.


Rail Freight Corridor 2 (RFC 2) from Antwerp/Zeebrugge and Rotterdam to Basle/Lyon plays a major role when it comes to the shift of goods from road to rail: In 2017 it allocated 7.1 million kilometers-day to railway companies. This helps the rail freight traffic to constantly rise in the corridor. For 2016, again a significant rise was measured (+14% compared to 2013).

On 7 July 2017 Europe’s largest intermodal inland terminal at Dudelange in Luxemburg was inaugurated. It is built to accommodate up to 600‘000 units per year– half of them with horizontal and half with vertical handling. It will add a strong contribution to the shift of goods from road to rail in an important catchment area with many production facilities.

The trip took place from 20-22 September 2017. The kick-off at Basel was attended by over 30 media representatives and opinion leaders. Programme details can be found here.

Media Echo

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  • Jürg D. Lüthard, Eine Infrastruktur-Störung pro Tag, Eisenbahn Revue, Januar 2019
  • Jürg D. Lüthard, SNCF und CFL setzen auf "Autoroutes Ferroviaires",  Eisenbahn Revue, Mai 2018
  • Jürg D. Lüthard, Lineas: Erfolg mit Ganzzügen, Eisenbahn Revue, April 2018
  • Sylvain Meillasson, Belgique: Dynamique port de Zeebrugge, Rail Passion, mars 2018
  • Gunther Ellwanger, Schienengüterverkehrskorridor Nordsee - Mittelmeer (RFC2), GRV-Nachrichten, Dezember 2017
  • Andreas Theiler, Der Hürdenlauf, InfoForum ProBahn, 4/2017
  • David Haydock, Lineas: A Belgian Phoenix Rises, Today's Railways Europe, December 2017
  • Ralf Klingsieck, In 24 Stunden von der Nordsee zum Mittelmeer, Schiffahrt Hafen Bahn Technik, Nr. 8/2017
  • Ralf Klingsieck, Jährlich werden 2,8 Millionen Autos umgeschlagen, Schiffahrt Hafen Bahn Technik, Nr. 8/2017
  • Anitra Green, RFC2: ramping up with rail freight in Europe, International Railway Journal, 1 November 2017
  • Regina Weinrich, Spinne im Verkehrsnetz, trans aktuell, 20. Oktober 2017
  • Regina Weinrich, In 24 Stunden durch den Kontinent, trans aktuell, 20. Oktober 2017
  • Regina Weinrich, 225'000 Container und LKW im Jahr 2017,, 16. Oktober 2017
  • Ernst Rota, Ueberlebens- und Wachstumsstrategie für den europäischen Schienengüterverkehr, fokus-oev-schweiz, Oktober 2017
  • Paul Schneeberger, Hürdenreiche "Rastatt-Alternativen", Neue Zürcher Zeitung, 21. September 2017
  • Ernst Rota, Studienreise zum Rail Freight Corridor 2, fokus-oev-schweiz, September 2017

Photo Gallery Dudelange

Entry to the new CFL Terminal at Dudelange (KM).

View from the Poste de Commande over the Terminal: In the foreground the Lorry Rail horizontal charging facilities, in the background the traditional vertical handling of intermodal units.

The new CFL multimodal terminal can handle up to 600'000 units per year, 300'000 horizontally with the LOHR UIC system and the same number in the traditional manner by crane and reach stacker.

Loading of a semi-trailer onto a lowfloor LOHR UIC wagon at Dudelange for its 15 hour journey to Le Boulou (1'050 km).

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