8 July 2012: Fifteenth run of EuropeTrain - the second and last loop in Italy with a passage through Switzerland - successfully started on Friday

The fifteenth run of EuropeTrain started Friday afternoon 16:30 for the second and last loop in Italy with a passage through Switzerland.

After the passage from Minden via the Rhine valley to Basel, the train passed Switzerland on the 07.07.12. Thanks to the great effort of our colleagues in Switzerland and Mr. Knörr from DB Schenker Rail the operation in Switzerland could be assured despite the recent difficulties on the St. Gotthard route. The hand-over to FS Cargo took place as planned 07.07.12, at 6 p.m. in Chiasso and the train reached Milano punctually at 8 p.m.. In Italy it is planned now to shuttle the train 7 times from Milano, its temporary home base down to Bari to operate the brakes under extreme hot weather conditions. The return again via Switzerland and Rhine valley is planned for beginning of August.