TNT Express takes the fast train to London


20 March 2012
– TNT Express will today take part in the operational test of a high-speed freight train service between Lyon, Paris and London. The train, which has the capacity of 7 Boeing 737 cargo planes, will leave Lyon-St Exupéry airport at 16.42pm CET. After an intermediate stop at Roissy (Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport), it will arrive at St. Pancras International Station in London on Wednesday morning. The experiment is part of the Euro Carex project, which aims to put more express freight on rail, using the European high-speed rail network. Formed in March 2009, Euro Carex (for Cargo Rail Express Association) brings together rail and airport operators, public authorities and major air freight carriers. Eurotunnel and the airports of Roissy, Lyon, Liege, Amsterdam and London are all members of the initiative. Through its active membership of Euro Carex, TNT Express intends to further investigate the customer, cost and environmental benefits of multimodal transport. Euro Carex is working to develop an air-rail network for time-sensitive freight traffic between European cities within a radius of 300 to 800 kilometres.

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