04 January 2018
Rail service providers hope that Germany’s rail network will be rapidly developed for the deployment of 740 m long freight trains, after projects to enhance the network for such trains were positively received by the country’s ministry of transport (BMVI).
The bosses of DB Cargo, SBB Cargo International, the port of Hamburg’s railway and two German railways, Havelländische Eisenbahn and Lokomotion Gesellschaft für Schienentraktion, say this will create huge opportunities for a modal shift to their sector.
The company heads have called on the government to develop the German rail network quickly. At present, many rail routes in Germany are not suitable for the standard European train length of 740 m.