Horb am Neckar (dpa/lsw) - To relieve traffic, more goods are to be transferred from the road to the rails - in the southwest, another so-called combined terminal is to go into operation by the end of the year. To this end, sidings are currently being repaired and expanded over a length of 350 meters in a commercial area in Horb am Neckar (Freudenstadt district). In the future, up to 18,000 containers would be handled there every year, the Ministry of Transport announced on Wednesday.
The location offers an ideal rail connection north to the German seaports and the ZARA ports - Zeebrugge, Antwerp, Rotterdam and Amsterdam - in Belgium and the Netherlands and south to Italy, said Minister of Transport Winfried Hermann (Greens) at the symbolic groundbreaking The first containers are to be handled as early as December. There are plans for more such terminals in Reutlingen and Lahr (Ortenaukreis).