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76. RETRACK launches weekly train service Cologne Gyor
February 27th, 2010
It is with great pleasure that RETRACK announces its weekly train service between Cologne, Germany and Gyor, Hungary.

On February 27th 2010, RETRACK, a European research project, launched a weekly rail freight service between Cologne (D) and Györ (HU), carrying automotive products, agribulk and chemicals. Transpetrol, a leading provider of rail logistics services and member of the VTG Group, is the operator of the weekly RETRACK train. Two other RETRACK partners, LTE Logistik und Transport and Central European Railway provide the traction services. An interoperable multipurpose locomotive avoids unnecessary loco changes at the border stations, thus ensuring a seamless and fast service.

The train departs on Wednesday afternoon from Cologne and arrives 21 hours later in Györ. On Friday it returns to Cologne. The business model successfully integrates the specific logistic requirements for transport of cars, grain and chemicals into a service concept. The business model has been developed and will be demonstrated in the frame of RETRACK, a European research project on the demonstration of innovative rail freight concepts. RETRACK is being coordinated by TNO, the Dutch Institute for Applied Scientific Research and co-funded by the European Commission.

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