For the first time, Genoa and Switzerland have a direct rail link. The route between the two locations is entirely managed by PSA.
The train will make no intermediate stops along the route. It is a historic link for intermodal transport, not only for Italy and Switzerland but also for different markets in central Europe, which will finally be able to reduce transit times of goods to and from Southern Europe. Thus, containers will be spared the usual seven days of travel needed for ships to reach Northern European ports, the historical ports for German, Swiss and Austrian shipments. The service is open to all operators in the sector: freight forwarders, bco and shipping lines.
The service includes three weekly departures from Pra’, every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 04:30. Pick-up in Frenkendorf is possible starting at 07:00 the day after departure. Check-in closes 24 hours before departure.
From Frenkendorf, departures will be every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 22.30, with check-in closing at 17.00 and arriving at Pra’ at 12.30 the following day.
It is possible to transport both high-cube containers and shipments containing ADR goods on all trains.
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Here are some details regarding the Pra’-Basel route:
- Departures: three times a week.
- Capacity: up to 1,250 tons
- Train length: up to 440 meters.
- High-Cube Transport: available.
- IMDG Cargo: available.