Divisions of the Rail cargo group have been working on organising and implementing a new block train solution for maintaining the Hungarian-Romanian wagonload freight service. This service is, as a consequence of the market loss and service reduction of CFR-Marfa (the Romanian national state railway), in risk. The establishment of the Multigroup block train serves as a solution for this, by comprising transports that can be forwarded to specific hubs by RCC Romania. These lie along the Curtici–Simeria–Craiova–Videle–Bucuresti–Ploiesti rail corridor, providing a connection between the important economic centers, and through the hub in Videle also to Bulgaria.
The train composition takes place on the railway station in Békéscsaba, to which the wagons arrive as domestic export- or transit consignments within the wagonload network of RCH. The trains leave Békéscsaba every Friday at 23:00, and it takes them 36 hours to arrive to the destination station Ploesti, to terminal Allianso. The trains transport both conventional and container shipments – among others consumer goods, industrial salt, cars and shipments with special weight. Some wagons are already delivered in Curtici, but their places are taken by other shipments making it possible for the train to travel with a constantly high utilization. On the hub in Videle we established a connection for the Bulgarian shipments, which arrive to the destination station Stara Zagora through the border crossing Giurgiu/Ruse.
With the group of wagons of the Multigroup projects we can offer cost-efficient and reliable services to our customers, thanks to the short transit times and simple border crossing processes.