SNCB Logistics expands fast wagonload network

Belgian railfreight operator SNCB Logistics has launched two new accelerated wagonload services between Belgium and central Europe, complementing the Swiss Xpress service launched in March. Slovak Xpress is a twice-weekly service linking the port of Antwerp with the Slovakian capital Bratislava, offering a journey time of 32 hours. SNCB is operating the service in cooperation with Austrian open-access operator LTE, with feeder services in Slovakia being provided by state-owned railfreight operator ZSSK Cargo. SNCB Logistics expects to increase frequencies on this route in the near future.