The RAlpin 'Rolling Highway' RORO (Roll On, Roll Off) or 'Ro-La' train service transports trucks between Freiburg in Germany and Novara in Italy via Switzerland and the Swiss Alps.
Articulated lorries and trucks are driven onto the trains by their drivers and travel with their vehicles in an accompanying passenger coach.
With 16 trains per day, 8 from each direction and a travel time of just 11 hours, RAlpin is ideal for time-critical and 'just-in-time' shipments.
The Rolling Highway is an economical and environmentally responsible alternative to driving across (or under) the Alps reducing CO2 emissions by around 30,000 tonnes each year.
Freiburg is only 2 hours 30 minutes by road from Stuttgart and has excellent road links to France, Austria, Czech Republic and Belgium.