The railway link between Rotterdam and Poznan in Poland opened on Monday when the first freight train left the Polish city.
The Dutch end of the link opens on Friday with the first train leaving Rotterdam.
The new link will carry three freight trains with 20 wagons and pulled by an electric engine in both directions each week. This will save around 120 trips by road and it is estimated that each rail journey will save about 80% on CO2 emissions.
The opening in Poznan took place during the Polish ‘oranje week’, during which the diplomatic ties between Poland and the Netherlands are being celebrated.
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