The new connection will operate three times a week.
The combined transport and container terminal operator Metrans will connect Ostrava with the Polish port city of Gdansk. The train will be 750 meters long. A shorter version of 680 meters will run from the Czech Republic. Its capacity will be up to 112 TEU, i.e. 112 20-foot containers. The first scheduled departure of the train from Ostrava will be on September 5. It will make a short stopover in Poland at the Metrans Dabrowa Gornicza container terminal.
As the company stated in a press release, it has been seeing an increasing demand for this connection for some time. The launch of a regular service will therefore not only expand Metrans’ activities in Poland but also provide a long-awaited connection of Polish ports to Metrans’ intermodal network.
The Ostrava container terminal will become one of the gateways to the entire Metrans network. The company operates several such terminals in the Czech Republic, the Ostrava terminal is located in Senov. Its 1.969 km long siding is connected to the Havirov railway station. The capacity of the terminal is 1200 empty and 1200 loaded containers. The external depot in Senov (accessible only by road) has a capacity of 5,000 TEU. It currently serves trains from/to Germany and the port of Koper, among others.
Edited and translated by Lucie Trávníčková.