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Getlink modernizes its locomotive fleet

(AOF) – Getlink is modernizing its fleet of Euro4000 locomotives by investing in ETCS (European Train Control System) technology. Europorte is the first French rail freight company to equip 10 Euro4000 locomotives with this innovative rail signaling technology which will promote the growth of its international business. To carry out this project, Europorte and Beacon commissioned the Belgian company Transurb, which specializes in the integration of railway signaling technologies.

Through this investment of 8.5 million euros, co-financed at 60% by its long-standing partner Beacon Rail and subject to subsidies from the European Commission, Europorte is ensuring a place of choice in the developments of French industry and international and cross-border traffic, in particular towards Belgium and Germany, France’s leading trading partner, the company assures in a press release.

By equipping its locomotives with ETCS technology, which will promote modal shift at European level over long distances, Europorte is not only fully in line with the policy of greening the European supply chain, but also provides a concrete response to manufacturers facing shortage of truck drivers.

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