TX Logistik AB, the Swedish subsidiary of the German railway freight company TX Logistik AG, is expanding its Swedish offering.
From Monday 31 January, the company, which is part of the Mercitalia Group (Gruppo FS Italiane), will run another connection between Trelleborg and Eskilstuna, approximately 100 km west of Stockholm.
A TX Logistics train
© TX Logistics | Johannes Thorwarth
This new service will run as a business train for the Austrian transport company LKW Walter. This new service is another step in LKW Walter’s goal to expand its combined transport operations in Europe.
There will be four trips per week. Each train will be able to carry up to 38 units. Most units will be trailers. The trains will connect the Swedish port in Trelleborg with the combined terminal in Eskilstuna, one of the country’s most important inland terminals. The route goes via Frövi. The transit time per trip will be about seven hours.
TX Logistik will be responsible for traction, terminal management and customer service.
In Trelleborg, LKW Walter uses the ferry connections to and from Rostock and Travemünde (both in Germany). By moving these transports from road to rail in Sweden, the two companies reduce their carbon footprint.
TX Logistik has other railway customers in Sweden. For example, food is transported to Coop 20 times a week between Bro and Malmö.