Rail Polska puts into operation new terminal near Wrocław
Polish rail freight operator Rail Polska has started transhipment at a new intermodal terminal in the Oleśnica-Cieśle area near Wrocław. The facility replaced the company’s existing terminal in Siechnice.
The Oleśnica terminal has a yard with a capacity of 2,000 TEU for storing containers of the customers (free for up to 7 days) and shipping lines. The facility is open from Monday to Friday and on request also at weekends and public holidays.
Currently, the terminal serves the rail freight connections to and from the Port of Koper via Ostrava and Wlosienica (2-3 times a week) and, on request of customers, the block trains could be launched from and to Gdańsk, Gdynia and Małaszewicze. Road transport ensures regular customer service in Wrocław.
Loconi carries out connections to and from the BCT terminal in Gdynia, which, thanks to the connection to the terminal near Wrocław, with the Baltic Rail connection (a freight forwarder, which is also a part of the Rail World Group as well as Rail Polska) to the Koper port creates the Baltic-Adriatic rail corridor. The new connection is based on the existing services and has no investment character. As the operators assure, the land connection is a faster transport route from the Mediterranean basin to Scandinavia (and vice versa) than the maritime services.