Rail Cargo Group new TransFER Verona–Wuppertal: Attractive South-North connection
Due to the recent closures in the Gotthard Tunnel and on the Brenner route, the TransFER of ÖBB Rail Cargo Group (RCG) offers an alternative option for freight traffic between Italy and Germany.
The temporary closures and restrictions of the Gotthard Tunnel through the Swiss Alps and on the Brenner route, which has been reopened for freight traffic, have had a significant impact on international freight traffic between Italy and Germany. The TransFER Verona–Wuppertal offers an attractive alternative for the transport of goods between the two markets. In this way, RCG creates a direct network connection without a stopover for continental flows of goods between northern Italy and the Ruhr area and also contributes to the modal shift to environmentally friendly rail along the Brenner axis and to relieving transit congestion in Tyrol.
The TransFER Verona–Wuppertal is particularly suitable for 20-, 30-, 40- and 45-foot containers as well as 25- and 45-foot swap bodies and craneable trailers. After restrictions in recent weeks, the TransFER is now operating three round trips per week between the terminal in Sommacampagna-Sona near Verona and the DUSS terminal in Wuppertal-Langerfeld. If demand increases, there is the possibility of further increasing the number of round trips.