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Strike in France hinders the introduction of a new intermodal link



The strike in France is making rail transport on European corridors through France very difficult. While train traffic on the Antwerp-Barcelona and Busto-Barcelona connections is severely reduced, we are unfortunately forced to postpone the launch of the new Perpignan-Köln link. The first departure was scheduled for 13 January 2020.

The project aims to transfer a large part of the traffic between the south of France and Germany to rail, with gateway connections to Scandinavia. Despite a long and accurate preparation period, we are only now receiving information from SNCF Reseau that, in connection with the strike, the train paths for the 5 weekly departures per hour cannot be confirmed.

It is Hupac's intention to offer a stable and high-performance service to European intermodal transport customers. The introduction of the service Perpignan-Cologne will therefore be postponed until March 2020.

Business Manager
Hupac Intermodal SA
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