Rail Cargo Austria has begun test running at the Wien Süd freight terminal. The official opening will be on December 5. This is planned to be Austria’s biggest import and export transshipment hub.
The multi-functional terminal includes an intermodal facility with four tracks and two gantry cranes. The terminal is served by a dedicated junction on the S1 motorway.
Rail Cargo Austria is currently running one train per day into the site, to test the handling of different types of freight and how the various terminal systems interact.
‘What we are seeing here is the birth of an ultra-modern freight hotspot, which will turn the Wien region into a hub connected to Europe’s economic centres and major sea ports’, said ÖBB-Infrastruktur management board member Franz Seiser on November 15.