Ekol launching block train service between Hungary and Germany

The train will be composed of double pocket wagons, with a capacity for 32 megatrailers or 45’ units, and 60’ container wagons

Ekol launching block train service between Hungary and Germany

Ekol Logistics drive their strategy to develop more intermodal connections in Europe. In line with this objective Ekol just opened a new block train service between Budapest, Hungary, and Cologne, Germany. It takes 31 hours for the train to cover the distance of 1,150 km, reads a press release of the company.

“We are very happy to open this new dedicated train, which enables us to connect CEE with Germany, Benelux, France and the UK. It is worth stressing it is the first company train in Hungary operated by a 3 PL company. So far only public trains have been used on this route,” said Ákos Kovács, Country Manager, Ekol Hungary.

The train will leave Budapest three times per week with departures every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 22:00 and reach Cologne at 5:00 on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. The return will depart every Monday, Wednesday or Friday at 20:00 from Cologne to arrive in Budapest two days later at 3:00.

Ekol Logistics operates also block trains connecting Trieste with Kiel, Trieste with Cologne, Trieste with Ludwigshafen, Trieste with Ostrava and Sete with Paris. The company operates 48 dedicated block trains per week.