581 - Gotthard tunnel - Hupac

Turkish trucks on way to Gotthard Tunnel


The rail tunnel opened recently connecting Italy to Central and North Europe under the Alpines will now be used also by Turkish trucks.

Although biggest portion of the freight traffic between Italy and Germany/Benelux is handled by trains (66%), still about 1 millions of trucks pass through the Alpines. In order to shift this trucks to train, there has been some investments, most important of which is Gotthard Tunnel. The tunnel was commissioned by 1st of June. More trains can now run under Alpines in a faster speed. Tunnel now allows trailer trains as well.

Turkish trucks have an important share in north-south corridor. But they are using only the trains passing through Austria. Now, they can also use the trains going through Gotthard Tunnel.

UN Ro-Ro, the Ro-Ro operator having service between Turkey and Italy, recently had introduced two new train services between Trieste and Milano.

Cover Photo: Hupac ©

Written by Onur Uysal

Railway consultant. Owner of RT Media & Consultancy. Founder and editor of Rail Turkey.

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