CROSS-border railfreight operators can now use simplified tariffs and timetables through so-called ‘one-stop shops’ on two of Europe’s growing network of freight corridors. The two new corridors, numbers 3 and 8 were opened on November 10.
Freight Corridor 3 covers more than 7000km and runs from Norway, Sweden and Denmark via Germany and Austria to the Italian Mediterranean ports.
Freight Corridor 8 is over 6000km long, and connects the North Sea with the Baltic serving Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Poland, the Czech Republic and Lithuania. By 2020, the corridor will be extended to the Poland-Ukraine border and through the Rail Baltica project to Latvia and Estonia.