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Published: 8 November 2017      

VTG enhances Italo-Hungarian train services

VTG Rail Logistics Austria has started to operate heavy haul trains from Hungary for the first time

Vienna, Austria: VTG Rail Logistics will in future offer higher rail capacity from Hungary, with payload on the Hungary-Italy route set to increase by 350 tonnes, while the range of heavy haul train services is set to expand.

The company’s rail logistics experts in Austria recently handled a heavy haul train with a gross weight of around 2,075 tons and a cargo weight of just over 1,500 tons on the route from Hungary via Croatia and Slovenia to Italy for the first time. A payload increase of around 350 tons has therefore been achieved on this route in comparison to previous shipments.

“We are delighted to offer our customers an even more attractive range of services by way of the new heavy haul train,” says Günther J Ferk, Managing Director of VTG Rail Logistics Austria GmbH. “It enables us to make more efficient use of loading and unloading points and our customers benefit from cost savings owing to the greater loading capacity."

In order to offer the heavy haul train service, specific approval had to be obtained from Hungary and Italy, as well as from the transit countries Croatia and Slovenia. Furthermore, wagon fittings conforming to the required wagon compositions were compiled.

The train consisted of 26 VTG-owned wagons, comprising 102 m³ hopper wagons (Tagnpps) and 94 m³ or 96 m³ bulk freight wagons. The wagons were loaded with maize and wheat in Kaposvár, Hungary, and then transported across the Gyekenyes/Koprivnica, Savski Marof/Dobova and Sežana/Villa Opicina borders to Carmagnola in Italy.

Traction services in Hungary were performed by the company CER, the transit from Croatia to Slovenia by RCC and the delivery in Italy by RTC.

The train from Hungary will operate on a regular basis in future. In addition, VTG Rail Logistics intends to extend its heavy haul train services and expand to include additional routes.

For example, plans to transport goods from Slovenia or Romania are under way. Depending on the respective infrastructure, VTG anticipates full heavy haul gross weight capacities of up to 2,200 tons and around 1,600 tons in cargo weight.


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