The BtoUK project aimed to create viable road-rail connections between Bulgaria, Romania and Western Europe. First deliveries were done to UK. The project was conducted with INEA support under a Marco Polo program.
Later, the coverage of our intermodal service was extended by including traffic to Belgium, Netherlands, Ruhr area of Germany and large parts of Northern France.
NEW BLOCK TRAIN RO <> PL
On July 11th 2018, Gopet launched its second block train and the 1st intermodal train to connect Romania and Poland, between terminals located in Oradea and Lodz.
Facing the lack of rail infrastructure across Tatra Mountains, our Intermodal Team had to implement a train running across four borders (Romania, Hungary, Slovakia, Czech Rep. and Poland), covering 1.000 km of rail path in 36h (terminal to terminal). Three of the borders are within Schengen, thus reducing the customs formalities to only RO-HU border.
Our Block train creates the first intermodal connection between two of the strongest and biggest markets in CEE, Poland and Romania (consumption, economic output and direct exchanges).
The new intermodal setup allows further connections to Scandinavia via existing connection from Lodz – Gdansk – Gdynia. As for the Balkans, the route allows quick connection with our existing block train running from Romania to Bulgaria (via Rousse to Stara Zagora with extension via road to Sofia, by means of own dedicated fleet).