Metrans connects intermodal terminals in Hungary and Romania
Czech rail freight operator Metrans is moving further in developing its network of intermodal services in Central Eastern Europe. The company’s new train has connected two hubs in the region, Budapest in Hungary and Arad in Romania. By combining the new route with the existing links, the Czech-based company can deliver containers to Europe’s largest ports.
Metrans, a subsidiary of HHLA, added a new rail freight service to its network. On 9 December, the Czech operator connected its intermodal facility in Budapest, Metrans HUB terminal Budapest Csepel, with the Arad South Terminal, managed by the Romanian specialist Afluent. The company’s trains will depart from Budapest on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Sundays at 13:00 and from Arad on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays at 18:00.
The new intermodal service of Metrans has opened new options for shippers and freight forwarders. “Through this connection, the transport of sea containers is ensured not only between Romania and the ports of Hamburg, Bremerhaven, Rotterdam and Koper, but also with all destinations within METRANS’ distribution network in countries such as Germany, Austria, Czechia, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary and others,” the Czech rail freight company noted.