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Cherbourg to put trucks on trains

Transport. Trailers will go from rail to ship in Cherbourg in this piggyback project linking the British Isles and Spain. Putting lorry trailers on trains, rather than on roads, is the principle behind piggyback transport.

This ambitious project, sponsored by Ports de Normandie, the Brittany Ferries shipping company and SNCF Réseau, will involve moving 25,000 trailers a year by rail […].