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January 17, 2022

Rail Cargo Austria enters Romanian rail freight market

Rail Cargo Austria, a member of the OBB Group, has entered the Romanian rail freight market where it estimates that it will reach a rhythm of one train per day in 2010, Karl Zochmeister, director within the OBB Group, stated for Mediafax. The company has opened a branch in Romania and has conducted its first test-run yesterday, being set to start regular runs in July on the 4th Pan-European corridor (namely on the Curtici-Simeria-Brasov-Bucharest-Constanta route). ‘We have entered the Romanian market and we are trying to send a message to CFR SA – the better the infrastructure the more operators will come. We believe that the investments in railroad infrastructure will continue’ Zochmeister said. The experimental train arrived in Gara de Nord train station one hour late. The company currently has six employees and plans to hire more, depending on the way in which the business evolves. Its main clients in Romania are active within the petrochemical industry, the wood industry and the agriculture. The company will use a type of locomotive that can transit all states without the need to change it at the border. In this way the travel time will be cut back by as much as four hours at each border.

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