VIIA is a combined transport operator specializing in rail motorways. By adapting rail to road, this pioneering RLE subsidiary has created a comprehensive, high-performance transport mode for the European market.

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The best road transport solution in Europe

With your semi-trailers aboard VIIA trains, your cargo travels the rail motorway network, covering long distances easily—and reducing your environmental impact. In 2019, the VIIA network carried nearly 110,000 units and saved 87,500 tonnes of CO2 along the way.

This solution eliminates transshipment, solves the “last mile” problem, and makes drivers and road tractors unnecessary for most of your cargo’s journey. And there’s more: rail motorways optimize your shipping, reduce road congestion and can boost your business performance—making VIIA the best choice for road transport in Europe.

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VIIA rail motorways

VIIA rail motorways

The infographic contains a map entitled “Rail Motorways”. It depicts a large portion of Europe, from the UK to Poland and from Denmark to Portugal.

The VIIA network is traced in heavy blue lines connecting 6 terminals. From south to north, the terminals are:

  • Le Boulou, with 3 dots for the 3 lines that connect to it
  • Orbassano, with 2 dots for the 2 lines that connect to it
  • Aiton, with 1 dot for the single line that connects to it
  • Macon, with 2 dots for the 2 lines that connect to it
  • Bettembourg, with 1 dot for the single line that connects to it
  • Calais, with 3 dots for the 3 lines that connect to it, plus a boat pictogram showing that the terminal offers access to a port

From north to south, the rail motorway lines shown are:

  • Calais - Le Boulou
  • Calais - Macon - Aiton - Orbassano
  • Calais - Macon
  • Bettembourg - Macon - Le Boulou
  • Aiton - Orbassano
  • Macon-Le Boulou

From the Bettembourg terminal, thin grey lines show connections to the north and east, towards Antwerp, Belgium and Poznań, Poland

1 One train can carry 48 semi-trailers. It takes one hour to load an entire train, or an average of five minutes per truck.