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To the far north with Schenker

[ November 27, 2013   //   ]

DB Schenker in Norway is expanding its road-rail services to provide faster connections between Oslo and locations north of the Arctic Circle. The DB Schenker North Rail Express will increase from the current five departures a week to eight over the 1,960km (1215 miles) to Narvik from 1 February 2014. It also stops in Kiruna, where here will be a new truck connection to Alta and Kirkenes in the Finnmark region of Norway. The connection will cut more than a day off transit times. It will take the trucks nine hours to make the 450km trip to Alta, and some 13 hours for the 750km to Kirkenes.

The DB Schenker North Rail Express takes about 26 hours from the Alnabru terminal in Oslo to Narvik via Sweden -much faster than by truck, says DB Schenker. The train is transporting around 90% of DB Schenker’s freight destined for northern Norway.

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