Port train link will take 20,000 lorries off roads

Cherbourg, France

Around 20,000 HGVs a year will be taken off the roads between Normandy and the Spanish border by a Brittany Ferries train that will carry unaccompanied container trailers over a 950km route.

The 750m train, with 22 wagons each carrying two trailers and containers, will run from Cherbourg to Mouguerre, near Bayonne in Pyrénées-Atlantiques, once a day in each direction, cutting road miles and pollution. The train services, which are due to start running in April 2021 after expansion work on ...

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