From North to South - easily
The Scandinavian-Mediterranean Rail Freight Corridor crosses Europe from North to South like a spine. The Corridor passes through European markets which are some of the major economic backbones of the continent, thus highlighting the importance of this corridor.
ScanMed can be said to be two corridors in one. In the North, ScanMed connects the Scandinavian countries to their main continental markets.
In the South, ScanMed connects two of Europe's most important economies – Italy and Germany. The Transport Market Study undertaken by the Corridor shows there is a high number of trains travelling both in the northern section and the southern section of the Corridor. Because ScanMed is one of the longest Rail Freight Corridors, with a total line length of 7.527 kilometers, the number of trains using the entire lenght of the corridor is lower.
In ScanMed Corridor, intermodal trains account for 36% of the freight trains, while single wagon load accounts for 38% of the trains. The Transport Market Study predicts a continued growth in the number of freight trains passing through the Corridor in the coming years.
ScanMed's seven Infrastructure Managers join efforts to improve the offer to customers throughout Europe,thus strengthening the competitiveness of rail freight.
The Rail Freight Corridors are the arteries of Europe, ensuring the free, unhindered flow of goods from north to south and from east to west. In the centre of it all, crossing the entire continent, you find ScanMed RFC. From North to South – easily!