The structure and technics at Kiel’s shunting station in Meimersdorf have been enhanced in such a way that freight trains with an effective length of 740 m (previously 535 m) can enter and exit the station as of now.
On the occasion of an official ceremony taking place on 7 November the Management Representative of the Deutsche Bahn AG for the Federal States of Hamburg, Bremen, Lower Saxony and Schleswig-Holstein, Manuela Herbort, inaugurated the optimised entry track together with Kiel’s Lord Mayor Ulf Kämpfer, City President Hans-Werner Tovar and Port of Kiel Managing Director Dirk Claus.
Manuela Herbort: “The shunting station Meimersdorf is of major importance for the growing rate of rail traffic from and to the seaport of Kiel. The new entry track enables the management of longer trains as of now and thus strengthens the competitive position of the hinterland railway transport.”
The port of Kiel expects a growth rate of 25% in combined traffic for next year already. In addition to the existing connections of the Kombiverkehr KG company, which link Kiel to the national and European rail network, there will be a 670 m long direct train of CFL Cargo to Bettembourg in Luxemburg to start operations in January.
Port of Kiel Managing Director Dirk Claus: “The expanded entry track is directly needed by the port and has been made available precisely at the right time.”
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