A new railway connection will soon be in effect, by linking two major European cities. Starting January 2020, the Eurogate Intermodal (EGIM), a container transport service for both road and rail, will connect the Munich (Germany) hub to Budapest (Hungary).
The new railway service will run three times per week, which brings the total of weekly departures from German seaports to Budapest up to seven.
Regarding this new alternative to road, water and air transport, the Managing Director of EGIM, Lars Hedderich explained: „From January, we will offer our customers additional transport corridors between northern and western ports and the growing Hungarian market. This new service offering also links Italy more closely to our existing network via the hub Munich”.
For the first time, Budapest is connected via Munich to Melzo/Milan, where further connections are available to the Ligurian ports. In this way, customers will benefit from additional, more flexible connections within Europe.
According to company officials, the new rail route is supposed to become fast and reliable, having a transit time of under two days. Floyd Zrt, a Budapest-based railway company in which EGIM holds a majority interest of 64%, provides the service. Eurogate Intermodal (EGIM) also offers 21 roundtrips from Munich to various German seaports.