Ticket To Ride: Railfreight In Holland - 1

  |  Buy to Own: 21/03/2005
Rated TBC by the BBFC
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Railfreight in the Netherlands is changing fast but the importance of the network of rail connected ports remains pivotal to the success of this and indeed all transport modes. This rail journey tours all the major ports starting at Terneuzen - an enclave of Railion which is linked with the NMBS I SNCB network rather than the NS - then, on to the sister port of Vlissingen to watch the new Ford traffic arriving from Germany and Genk. Also featured is the Netherland's largest marshalling yard at Kijfhoek. The journey continues across the Maas to Vlaardingen to see a delivery of raw materials for the food industry, and a local oil delivery being undertaken. Rotterdam is Europe's largest container port and is served by two terminals: the Rail Service Centre which serves the older Waalhaven, while Europort Delta serves the Maasvlakte quays. Both terminals are visited including the port line and its railfreight customers, and also featured is a look at the modernisation that is currently underway as part of the Betuweroute programme.