Five years of TransFER Wolfurt–Rotterdam

ÖBB Rail Cargo Group (RCG) celebrates the fifth anniversary of the successful TransFER connection between Austria and the Netherlands and is pleased about a continuous annual increase in the number of freight trains.

Wolfurt is not only of great importance for the strongly export-oriented economy of Vorarlberg. Austria’s westernmost terminal is also a hub for the entire Lake Constance region. For five years, RCG has been offering the TransFER for intermodal flows of goods between Wolfurt and the Dutch port of Rotterdam, one of the most important transport hubs in Europe. In 2020, the TransFER was extended in the direction from Rotterdam to Wolfurt to include a stop in Frenkendorf, Switzerland. Since its introduction, the number of freight trains and transported TEUs (Twenty-Foot Equivalent Unit) have increased by around 70 % on this route.

Connections to the wide TransNET of the RCG

With three weekly round trips, goods of all kinds are transported in containers on the sustainable rail from Wolfurt via Kufstein to Rotterdam and back. One of the trips runs from Rotterdam to Wolfurt via Frenkendorf in Switzerland. The unloading and loading facilities in Frenkendorf enable transport volumes to be taken to Wolfurt, from where RCG connects with its wide freight transport network TransNET. In this way, the TransFER Wolfurt–Rotterdam not only creates connections to other Austrian terminals and direct transport options to the northern ports of Hamburg and Bremerhaven, but also to the Adriatic ports of Koper and Trieste as well as the bimodal terminal Bilk, Hungary’s largest terminal in Budapest.

TransFER Wolfurt–Rotterdam