The contract for the joint freight train “Orange Combi Cargo” (OCC) is going to be extended for another three years on account of the successful cooperation between Gebrüder Weiss and the Rail Cargo Group. Since 7th January 2008, this exclusive block train service has been running daily between Vienna and Bludenz, making a stop in Hall in Tyrol en route.
Valuable contribution to protecting the environment
Thanks to the OCC, up to 60 truck trips a day in the Alpine region can be avoided on the route between Vienna and Western Austrian thanks to the OCC. This multimodal solution saves about 9,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions a year and has shifted about 180,000 loads of cargo from road to rail over the past twelve years. With plans to introduce noise-optimised container wagons, Gebrüder Weiss and the Rail Cargo Group are demonstrating their continued commitment to protecting the environment.
Network expansion with the TransFER Vienna–Hall–Bludenz
Integrating the OCC into TransNET will facilitate transport routes from Vorarlberg and Tyrol into Romania and Turkey on the environmentally friendly rails. It also provides the best possible connection for all other routes that are being scheduled to run via the intermodal hub of Vienna and with it the two West Austrian states and their bordering regions in Eastern Switzerland and the South of Germany from the word go.