Rail Cargo
11. July 2024

Locomotive christening ceremony for TransFLEX


TransFLEX stands for tailored customer solutions adapted to individual needs with the best possible order flexibility – true to the motto “Your Spot Transport on Rail”. The official launch was celebrated at the beginning of July in Cologne, which included the christening of a locomotive.

In September 2022, the ÖBB Rail Cargo Group (RCG) launched the pilot project in Germany with two locomotives. The aim was to establish a flexible, ad hoc solution in a volatile market, alongside regular TransFER connections. In the meantime, the number of locomotives has grown from two to 15 – a complete success. In 2023 alone, this amounted to around 2,300 TransFLEX connections, 2.45 million tonnes transported and 1.28 million kilometres traveled by rail. The block trains operate primarily within Germany, but also travel across borders to Austria. TransFlex has established itself as the ideal solution, particularly for customers in the chemical and mineral oil industries – especially if speed is of the essence.

If that’s not a reason to celebrate, then what is?

The success and official launch of TransFLEX were duly celebrated in Cologne with numerous customers, the press and partners such as MEV and Alpha Trains. Together, they toasted to successes, good cooperation and exciting future projects and, at the same time, christened a specially branded locomotive at Cologne Central Station.

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