EGS offers alternative during construction 3rd track

Rotterdam, May 31, 2016 – As of the 6th of June 2016, the rail shuttle of European Gateway Services (EGS) between Rotterdam and Duisburg will run according to a new schedule. The adjusted timetable allows EGS to flexibly anticipate work related to the construction of the third track on the Betuweroute.

In the new schedule, the shuttle offers a daily connection between the Maasvlakte (ECT Delta Terminal and Euromax Terminal Rotterdam) and the inland terminal of EGS in Duisburg (DeCeTe). Depending on cargo volumes, one train can be deployed as an additional train between Rotterdam and EGS Venlo (TCT Venlo). EGS is thus giving further shape to its European network vision, in which it consistently responds to customer demand in a flexible – and synchromodal – manner. The EGS trains from and to Duisburg and Venlo use both the Betuweroute and the Brabantroute. As a result, disruptions related to the construction of the 3rd track on the Betuweroute are kept to a minimum. As is the case for the connection Rotterdam - Venlo, Rurtalbahn is the traction provider and the e-loc in the familiar EGS styling will now also run on the route Rotterdam-Duisburg. Besides the rail shuttle, EGS also connects Rotterdam and Duisburg via a daily barge service.

Published: by European Gateway Services BV