Kombiverkehr partners with TT-Line to offer a Swedish rail link

Kombiverkehr partnered TT-Line

Kombiverkehr has partnered with ferry operator TT-Line to offer an internal Swedish train link between Trelleborg and Hallsberg, this is the company’s first domestic route in Sweden.

The first direct train is scheduled to leave Trelleborg on November 5, 2019. The initial schedule will have three departures per week for each direction, and allow connections to the TT-Line ferries from Trelleborg to Lübeck Skandinavienkai, Rostock-Seehafen and Świnoujście (Swinemünde).

The train will cover the approximately 510 km long rail route in around eight hours. From 2020 the frequency of departures is set to increase to five return trips per week.

Trelleborg serves as a loading point for many shipments by customers of both companies. At present, customers can reach the ports from Germany and elsewhere in Europe thanks to numerous gateway connections. Forwarders and logistics companies which have their transport to and from Trelleborg handled by other shipping companies can also book the new route.

 “The new product range means we can now offer an end-to-end service between Germany and central Sweden. We have now come up with an in-house solution that our customers expect and hope that this will open up the possibility of steady hinterland transport. It is an important step in Swedish services, given the background of the heightened demand for northern European routes we saw in the last financial year,” Peter Dannewitz, Head of Sales at Kombiverkehr KG, commented.

Source: Kombiverkehr