Port of Rotterdam: locomotive workshop ready for operation

On the November 26 the Locomotive Workshop Rotterdam (LWR) was ceremoniously opened at the Maasvlakte

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In future, all locomotive types will be maintained, repaired and certified in the high-tech workshop. Unique to the Netherlands are the test tracks with catenary, which can be supplied with all mains voltages of the railway lines that are common in Europe. The workshop supports Port of Rotterdam’s goal of further increasing the share of rail transport in European freight transport.

The workshop has eight sidings and six work tracks, and is connected via points on the main track to the railway network. Locomotives can access and leave the site along two parallel tracks. Incoming locomotives are placed on the right track using a transverser.

The Port Authority is committed to all kinds of projects aimed at increasing the number of containers transported by rail and inland waterway. In this way, Port of Rotterdam enables operators to optimize their logistics and minimize their time in the port by transporting goods from terminals via PortShuttle where they hold small quantities.