Due to their technology and the fact that standard semi-trailers can only be loaded horizontally, LOHR wagons require specialised terminals equipped with hydraulic ground systems making it possible to open the pockets of the wagons.
It is a small, low cost terminal which can be laid out on an existing site with a minimum of civil engineering work.
This type of terminal allows the simultaneous opening of a small group of wagons from a selected part of the train. The processing of one or more complete trains per day is possible by sequentially running the groups of wagons through the terminal.
This medium-sized terminal enables the pockets of half a train to be opened simultaneously. After dealing with the first half the train is moved about 300 m to deal with the second half. This type of terminal offers a good investment cost/performance ratio and good processing capacity. Unloading and then loading of a complete train of LOHR wagons can be performed in about 3 hours on such a terminal.
This large terminal can open all the pockets of an entire train simultaneously. This type of terminal offers the highest level of performance and high processing capacity. A complete train of Modalohr wagons can be unloaded and then reloaded in 1 hour at such a terminal.
• Aiton terminal (Chambéry, France): in service since 2003
• Orbassano terminal (Torino, Italia: in service since 2003
• Boulou terminal (Perpignan, France): in service since 2007
• Dudelange terminal (Luxembourg): in service since 2017
• Calais terminal (France) : in service since 2016
• Poznan terminal (Poland) : in service since 2020
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Since 2003 and the commercial deployment of several railroad lines highways, LOHR Railway System has proven its reliability and performance in real operating conditions and has become a reference system for road-rail modal shift.
The Lohr UIC wagons
The LOHR UIC wagon makes it possible to transport standard 4 m high road semi-trailers on the main European lines with a minimum gauge of UIC GB1 without any modification to the existing infrastructure.
The Lohr system
The innovation comes from a simple idea: to put trucks on rails to save on long transit journeys and to overcome the obstacles placed on the road by men and nature.