Ekol opens block train service between Hungary and Germany


Ekol Logistics has opened a new block train service between Budapest, Hungary, and Cologne, Germany. The company operates 48 dedicated block trains per week, with services connecting Trieste with Kiel, Trieste with Cologne, Trieste with Ludwigshafen, Trieste with Ostrava and Sete with Paris. 

“We are very happy to open this new dedicated train as thanks to it we can connect CEE with Germany, Benelux, France and the UK. It is worth stressing it is the first company train in Hungary operated by a 3PL company”, said Ákos Kovács, Country Manager, Ekol Hungary.

The train will leave Budapest three times per week with departures every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 22:00 and reach Cologne at 05:00 on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. The return will depart every Monday, Wednesday or Friday at 20:00 from Cologne to arrive in Budapest two days later at 03:00.

The train will be composed of double pocket wagons, to carry 32 megatrailers or 45 ft units, and 60 ft container wagons which are suitable for 20 ft and 30 ft containers.

Source: Ekol Logistics

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