Welcome to the internet application on rail terminals and rail services. This application is provided to you by Rail Cargo information Netherlands. The application has several features:
- Overview of intermodal rail terminals in Europe
- Overview of all intermodal rail services to and from The Netherlands
- Overview of all European ‘rolling highway’ terminals and their services
- Overview of all rail terminals for conventional cargo in The Netherlands
Overview of intermodal rail terminals
On the map you will find the intermodal rail terminals with a service to or from The Netherlands. At these terminals containers, swap-bodies and huckepack-trailers are handled. In the near future this overview will be extended to all European intermodal rail terminals. Terminals under construction are not listed.
Overview of all intermodal rail services to and from The Netherlands
Rail Cargo information Netherlands provides an up-to-date overview of all the intermodal rail services. This is limited to the services with an origin or destination in The Netherlands. The overview is updated every three months.
The overview shows all regular commercial services between a terminal of origin and a terminal of destination. In practice an intermodal train will stop at several terminals. For instance the intermodal train from Rotterdam to Duisburg starts at Rotterdam Euromax and stops also at Rotterdam RSC. Both are mentioned as separate services, but in practice only one train is leaving Rotterdam. This means that this overview is designed purely as a commercial tool and not as an analytical or statistical tool.
Overview of all European ‘rolling highway’ terminals and their services
The principle of a ‘rolling highway’ or ‘rollende landstrasse (rola)’ consists of a rail service for trucks and trailers between two terminals. The trucks are transported on special wagons and the drivers accompany their trucks in a special passenger wagon. It is commonly used in the Alpine regions as an alternative to highway tolls and as a means to reduce emissions. Besides the classical ‘rola’s’ also the services are mentioned where only the trailers are transported by rail (modalohr).
Overview of all rail terminals for conventional cargo
This overview consists only of Dutch terminals for the loading and/or unloading of conventional cargo. Most intermodal terminals are not equipped or are too busy to handle conventional cargo. Conventional cargo consists of all cargo which in not intermodal, such as bulk, break-bulk, liquid bulk, project cargo. Examples are the loading of agricultural machinery, steel coils, wood and paper reels. The overview does not list the companies with a private siding, such as Tata Steel in IJmuiden. These companies have a rail connection, but use it only for their own transport flows. The conventional terminals provide loading services for all interested parties.
How does it work?
How do you find an intermodal rail service? Three possibilities:
- Type the place of destination in the search box and press the red button. The map will immediately show you the area around the given place. Then you can investigate the surrounding terminals by clicking on the red dots. After clicking on a terminal the existing services are shown. The name of the booking office / operator is marked red. By clicking on them you can get their contact details.
- Look on the map for your place of destination. Zoom in and find the terminal(s) nearby. Then proceed as above.
- Use the filter on the left-hand side. Select your criteria and the requested services are shown immediately on the map. By clicking on them you will get the details of the services.
How do you find an intermodal rail terminal?
You can type the terminal name in the search box or zoom in at the map. By clicking on the red dot of the terminal you will see the services of the terminal. The second tab contains the terminal details.
How do you find a conventional rail terminal?
To find information on conventional rail terminals in The Netherlands you can select this category and look for the blue dots on the map. By clicking on them you will get the terminal information.
How do you find a rolling highway terminal?
To find information on rolling higway services you can select this category and look for the green dots on the map. By clicking on them you will get the terminal information as well as the services offered.
The orange ‘man’ in the left corner can be dragged to a specific spot/ terminal on the map. This will give you a ‘street-view’ picture of the selected location. When the orange man turns grey, this means there is no street-view available.
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