14 June 2019

Logistics Fair in Munich

Fair news photo

On 4-7 June, the next Logistics Fair in Munich took place.
From thousands of exhibitors, Captrain Group also had its stand.
Despite the hot weather, we did not lack the strength and willingness to meet current and newly identified contractors.

29 May 2019


Glass news photo

In cooperation with Forwardis, the company from our group, we transport glass in plates from Poland to Romania. Look how great the locomotive looks like with these special wagons in the spring landscape. The picture has been taken by our locodriver.

10 April 2019

Captrain Polska in Ukraine!

Ukraine news photo

Captrain Polska has launched transports from Ukraine. Train with grain was the first one that crossed Polish/Ukrainian border Jagodin/Dorohusk. The specificity of this border point requires the involvement of heavy diesel locomotives that are available in our fleet.
We also plan block trains transport via Medyka/Mostiska border.

03 April 2019

Collection of the second locomotive TRAXX E483 DC2 PL from Akiem

Traxx news photo

Captrain Polska has signed a lease contract for three TRAXX E483 DC2 PL electric locomotives type.
The first locomotive was collected in 2018.

The second will come on 01/04/2019. The last one Captrain Polska will receive in July 2019.

The decision to lease modern single system locomotives allows to moderize Captrain’s Polska fleet while optimizing the costs of locomotive acquisition.

22 February 2019

New transports for Arcelor Mittal

Captrain Polska in cooperation with Laude Smart Intermodal has initiated transports of steel rings from Krakow to France.
Thanks to modern wagon’s solutions provided by company Laude and the European scope of activity of Captrain Group, the transport was completed almost without any stops (which was possible due to efficient transfers of the train on each and every borders).
Despite the long and complicated transport route the transit time was just 3 days.

30 January 2019

Signing of another transport contract with PCC Intermodal S.A.

In 2018, a two-year agreement was signed between Captrain Polska and PCC Intermodal, one of the largest intermodal operators in Poland.
It concerns the continuation of cooperation in the field of transport of full-block container trains in both domestic and international relations.
Captrain Polska and PCC Intermodal have been collaborating together since 2015.
The number of trains transported regularly under this agreement has already exceeded 300 shipments per month and is constantly increasing.
New transport routes are emerging, the further developement of this cooperation is expected to come in the next years.

16 January 2019

Captrain Poland Sp. z o.o. changes the address of the registered office

We kindly inform you that from January 21, 2019 Captrain Poland Sp. z o.o. changes the address of the registered office
from the previous one to:

Captrain Polska Sp. z o.o.
Powstańców Śląskich Street 2-4
Office building, 12th floor
53-333 Wrocław

19 September 2018

No. 2 in Intermodal Transport

Recent reports of the Office of Railway Transport confirm the further development of Captrain Polska, once again showing an increase in market share to 1.6% by transport performance. However, the most satisfying is the fact of being number 2 in Poland in terms of transported weight and transport performance in intermodal transports. The increase in the intermodal market share to 12% makes Captrain Polska one of the leaders in this sector.

12 September 2018

Another TRAXX in the Hands of Captrain Polska

The Captrain Polska’s fleet is strengthened by the 6th TRAXX locomotive purchased from AKIEM, a member of the joint SNCF group. In addition to the Bombardier locomotives, Captrain Polska has 13 EU07 electric locomotives, and the entire fleet consists of a total of 30 electric and diesel locomotives.

01 June 2018

SmartRail logistics opens Dresden – Emden corridor

Vehicle parts for the VW factory in Emden are switching from road to rail

Berlin, Brake, 1/6/2018 – from 1 June 2018, forwarding agent L.I.T. Speditions GmbH and rail logistics company Captrain Deutschland GmbH will be supplying vehicle parts to Volkswagen's factory in Emden by rail. To this end, both partners are currently in the process of establishing the joint venture, SmartRail Logistics, which will be based in Berlin.
"Through SmartRail Logistics we will be able to offer our customer intermodal and integrated transport solutions, and in doing so, take over management of the entire corridor, from door to door," explains Simeon Breuer, CEO of L.I.T. Speditions GmbH.
The goods being sent to the VW factory in Emden from suppliers in the north of the Czech Republic, south of Poland, Saxony and Thuringia, which until now have been transported solely by road, will instead be amassed at Dresden's freight centre. Here, the swap bodies used for transportation will change mode of transport and be taken directly to the factory in Emden by rail. There are expected to be three departures each week. The BR 187 locomotives that are used feature "last mile technology", which allows them to travel along non-electrified lines.
In Emden, the swap bodies are absorbed into the factory's existing infrastructure by means of so-called "ContainerMovers", fed into a trailer yard and delivered as and when they are needed. The "ContainerMover" transshipment system from the Swiss company InnovaTrain AG slides the boxes horizontally to move them between the lorry and the rail freight wagon. This allows the containers to be handled without a combined transport terminal. SmartRail Logistics has procured 220 swap bodies and 3 ContainerMovers for the start of the transportation project.
"By reducing the number of process participants and interfaces, and by using the latest technology, we are able to offer our customer exceptionally efficient and reliable transport solutions," emphasises Jérôme Méline, CEO of Captrain Deutschland GmbH. "By using a combination of road and rail transportation, we are also helping our customer to meet their sustainability targets."
SmartRail Logistics is supporting the VW factory in Emden in its efforts to reduce its carbon dioxide emissions. The newly introduced transport system will mean that around 100 lorry trips per week will now be moved to the railway tracks. The information technology used ensures transparency along the entire supply chain and makes it easier for the vehicle manufacturer to manage its suppliers.

18 July 2017

Wanted: 7,616 HP tamer

Captrain Deutschland begins its hunt for employees with a travelling job advertisement

Berlin, 18/07/2017 – The rail logistics company Captrain Deutschland is currently attracting the attention of potential new employees after creating a rather unusual job advertisement. Through its use of the headline "Tamer wanted – 7,616 HP in need of taming", the company is looking to attract the attention of train drivers across Germany, and in order to achieve this, it has transformed one of its locomotives into a travelling job advertisement. A roaring lion has been used to draw one's attention to the ad campaign, which targets not only experienced train drivers, but also school pupils who are looking for a traineeship.
"We are currently looking to employ train drivers at a number of locations across Germany, primarily for work in regional freight transport," states Bianca Etringer, Head of Human Resources for the Captrain Deutschland group. "In addition, many of our companies also offer relevant training opportunities for school leavers. We are currently accepting applications from those wishing to begin training next year."
With its modern fleet of vehicles, Captrain Deutschland offers attractive working conditions and good career prospects for both experienced and prospective train drivers. From the remote-controlled shunter to the high-HP, multi-system, electric locomotive, the company's fleet of vehicle's includes over 175 of its own locomotives and 2,500 wagons, which are used for plant railway or shunting operations or for local and long-distance transportation within Germany and Europe. Drivers working for Captrain can expect numerous further training opportunities, including the chance to become dispatchers, instructors or rail traffic conductors.
The locomotive in question, a 185-series model manufactured by Bombardier, is now making its way around Germany, accompanied by its travelling advertisement. Bianca Etringer hopes that it will arouse plenty of curiosity: "With its wide range of responsibilities, the job of a train driver is just as out of the ordinary as our approach to recruitment. When you work on the railway, no two days are the same."
Anyone interested in applying can find out further information about Captrain Deutschland, the employment and training opportunities mentioned in this article and the criteria for the positions by visiting the company home page at

04 July 2017

Captrain is bringing agricultural machinery back to the rails

Flexible shuttle trains win over market leader CLAAS

Gütersloh/Berlin, 4/7/2017 – Rail logistics company Captrain Deutschland has convinced the agricultural machinery manufacturer and market leader CLAAS to once again transport its forage harvesters and combine harvester by rail using flexible shuttle trains. Since the beginning of June, Captrain has already run three trains carrying a total of 66 forage harvesters from the CLAAS manufacturing facility in Harsewinkel, Westphalia, to Bremerhaven, where the machines will then be transported overseas by ship.
By using BR 187 electric locomotives equipped with last-mile technology, Captrain can transport the agricultural machinery all the way from the CLAAS factory in Harsewinkel to its offloading points. "Captrain provides us with flexible shuttle trains to Bremerhaven. Rather than taking several days, the machines can be transported in just a matter of hours. The quick turnaround times mean that our delivery logistics become significantly more efficient, and we are able to reduce both the number of wagons that are required as well as our costs. In future we hope to discuss the possibility of sending shipments to other destinations with Captrain," states Nils Schuelper, Head of Logistics and Non-Production Materials Procurement at CLAAS KGaA mbH.
Captrain undertook extensive preparations prior to transporting the oversized agricultural machinery by rail. Through intensive dialogue with CLAAS, Captrain developed a personalised, future-oriented logistics solution for this exact purpose; one which fully takes into account the complex challenges associated with loading and transporting the combine harvesters and forage harvesters.
"We are delighted that through our transport solutions, we are able to contribute to the success of CLAAS and to once again transport agricultural machinery in an environmentally friendly way by moving future shipments by rail," adds Henrik Würdemann, CEO of Captrain Deutschland

01 February 2017

Jérôme Méline becomes joint CEO of Captrain Deutschland GmbH

Berlin, 01/02/2017 – As of 1 February 2017, Jérôme Méline (43) will be a joint CEO of Captrain Deutschland GmbH. Méline will now manage the business activities of the Captrain Deutschland group together with Thomas Kratzer (49) and Henrik Würdemann (46). He will continue in his role as CEO of Captrain companies ITL Eisenbahngesellschaft mbH (ITL) and ITL-Železnicní společnost Praha s.r.o. (ITL Praha), which he assumed in April 2013. In his new role, Méline will focus on the strategic business development of the Captrain Deutschland companies in central and east Germany as well as the Czech Republic.

Captrain Deutschland is one of the leading rail logistics companies in Germany and Europe. Whether it is a matter of international traction, industrial railway operations or individual transport concepts that have been adapted to the client's processes, Captrain Deutschland offers innovative, tailor-made and efficient logistics solutions. With locations in Germany, Denmark, the Netherlands and Poland, licences in Austria, Switzerland and the Czech Republic, and affiliates in Belgium, France, Italy and Spain, Captrain Deutschland has a far-reaching presence and is to be found wherever its clients are.
In 2016 Captrain Deutschland transported 54.7 million tonnes of goods and through the efforts of its 1,400 employees, achieved a turnover of 332 million euro.

18 August 2016

The signing of agreements and the start of cooperation with the Lithuanian Railways

In early August, as the fourth carrier company in our country, Captrain Poland signed a cooperation agreement with the Lithuanian Railways. This agreement allows us and our new partner to implement joint transport in the following directions: Poland - Lithuania - Poland, extending the possibility of providing transport services in the northeastern corridor.

Taking advantage of the newly created opportunity, in August we made the first train transport from France through Germany and Poland to Lithuania. The transport for a very demanding customer - the French Army - went quickly, smoothly and without any issues. The photos from the implementation of this project can be found in our gallery.

03 July 2016

Presentation of the rolling stock in Rzepin

During this year's Days of Rzepin, along with the Association of Renovation the TY 51-37 Locomotive, Captrain Poland was the co-organizer and exhibitor during a presentation which took place at the railway station in Rzepin. As part of this event we presented our three locomotives: the modern E186-265, the strong diesel BR232-09, and the popular EU07-327. Visitors were able to see the locomotives from the outside, but also explore their interiors, talk to our employees about the hardware as well as discuss the work of engine drivers. Captrain Poland also dealt with the presentation of the part of the exhibition "on wheels" along the station's rails. The photos taken during the event can be found in our gallery.

14 June 2016

Transport of intermodal trains

We are pleased to inform that Captrain Poland joined the group of transport companies performing shipments for PCC Intermodal S.A. - One of the biggest Polish intermodal operators. Captrain Poland and PCC Intermodal signed a cooperation agreement on railway transport with an estimated value of PLN 38.1 million in force from 13th June 2016 to 31st March 2018. This agreement defines the principles of cooperation applicable when performing regular and occasional railway transport as part of the networks of national and international intermodal connections offered by PCC Intermodal. The subject of transport is intermodal transport units, including containers that comply with the requirements of ISO and High Cube type containers. The basic directions supported within the framework of the established cooperation are routes from Kutno to Brzeg Dolny, Gliwice and Dębica.

The cooperation with PCC Intermodal started in 2015 and from the beginning of 2016 the transported quantities were gradually increased so that in April 2016 they could reach the level of approx. 30 trains per week. This was due to a change of Captrain Poland's cooperation strategy and long-term preparation to handle the most demanding segments of the rail market. The signing of the agreement in June 2016 confirms our staff's high qualifications and organizational skills, and the highest quality services. We appreciate the confidence and trust, and we are confident that further development of the cooperation, measured by the number of active connections, will be of benefit to both parties.

30 March 2016

Permission to use the transit procedure on paper (CIM bill of lading)

After a positive verification of our documentation by the Customs Office, on 29.03.2016 Captrain Poland Sp. z o.o. received the necessary permission and was added to the list of railway transport companies authorized to use rail bills of lading as transit declarations. This permission allows to release our company from filing security on transport in the transit procedure.

10 March 2016

Winning new markets

Since the beginning of 2016 Captrain Polska have started a regular international transports for oil company TOTAL Deutschland GmbH. . With this new agreement, we have proven our ability to meet the highest standards and requirements of the oil industry. This is another step in the direction of a continuous growth of transport in this sector.

11 August 2015

The first train with rails reached Sarajevo

We are pleased to inform that the first train carrying 750 tons of 120-meter rails realized at the request of ArcelorMittal Poland arrived to Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina). Along the way, it passed through 6 countries and was operated by 7 carriers (the picture shows the departure of the train from the Magyarbóly station in the direction of Croatia). This transportation would certainly not be a success if it was not for good cooperation between employees of Captrain Polska and our partner - CER Holding, responsible for the train in Southern Europe. The train was the first of several trips to Sarajevo carried out between July and August 2015. We hope that this transportation will open the way for further transportation orders carried out to the countries of Southern Europe.

06 August 2015

First train with steel pipes for Vallourec Deutschland

Thanks to the movements made for Vallourec Deutschland company, organized together with TWE Bahnbetriebs which belongs to the Captrain Deutschland group, steel pipes joined to the scope of products transported by Captrain Polska. The first train with this product during a few days went through the route from Saint Saulve in France to Raciborz. We hope that this is just the beginning of transports made by Captrain Polska for the company Vallourec on Polish territory. More pictures of this transport you can find in our photo gallery.

02 April 2015

Visit our stand at the Transport Logistic Fair

Dear Clients, according to tradition, the European transport industry meets in Munich during the world's largest logistics, mobility and supply chain management fair on May 5-8, 2015. The Captrain group plans to participate in this event once again, as the field of freight transport has an important place at the Transport Logistic fair. We cordially invite you to visit our stand no. 233/334 in Hall B5.

From in-company railway transport to international traction services - Captrain offers custom concepts for railway transport. Through innovation and creative ideas, we develop the best solutions for our Clients. Personal contact and understanding of needs are of special importance in the process. Take the advantage of a direct conversation and visit our stand. Employees of Captrain Poland will wait for you!

See you in Munich!

22 March 2015

The first unloading of a 120-meter rail at Siedlce and Międzyrzecz Podlaski stations

On March 17 and 18, Captrain Poland and its partners from Germany conducted a test unloading of a 120-meter rail at Siedlce and Międzyrzecz Podlaski stations. The unloading was carried out with the use of a specialist system, which increases the safety of employees and minimizes the risk of rail damage to a great extent. It has been successfully used in Western Europe for many years. The device can be used to unload both inside and outside of the track, and provides an option to re-load a rail to cars. We are confident that its broad capabilities, versatility and safety improvement will soon become a standard in the Polish railway network. This is evidenced by the strong interest of our Clients, who see the advantages of the system under tests and want to modernize the unloading process of long rails.

09 February 2015

The new BR186 locomotive in our fleet

We are pleased to inform that to the list of locomotives used by Captrain in Poland is now longer as the new BR186-265 locomotive, belonging to AKIEM, has joined our fleet. This is the first multi-system locomotive, which Captrain Poland leases directly from the owner, and which will be used mainly in Poland (so far, locomotives of this type were part of a common reserve from which we used as needed, mainly to transport rails for Arcelor Mittal).

The BR186-265 locomotive is brand new (technical acceptance in Kassel was held on January 13 and 14 this year) and we hope that it will be a perfect complement to the current structure of the fleet, the backbone of which are diesel BR232 locomotives and electric EU07. The acquisition of the BR186 locomotive aims to refresh our fleet and adapt it to the ever-changing railway transport market in Poland.

What is extremely important is the fact that the owner of the locomotive is the French company AKIEM, which belongs to the same capital group as SNCF. AKIEM has experience in the supply of locomotives on the Polish market (our locomotive is the 5th in Poland owned by the Company). Cooperation with AKIEM demonstrates the determination of both partners in the development of business activities in Poland. We are convinced that the cooperation within the capital group will bring tangible results.

05 February 2015

Captrain Netherlands and Captrain Port Services become one company

Berlin/Rotterdam, 05.02.2015 - in future, the Dutch train operating companies, Captrain Netherlands B. V and Captrain Port Services B. V. will be run as a joint company under the name Captrain Netherlands B. V. The merger became effective with the commercial register entry in January 2015.

With this move, the companies will continue their efforts to further optimise their processes. The merger is of a purely structural nature and will have no impact on operations, customers and jobs. Andreas Pietsch, who was appointed managing director in May 2014, will continue to manage the business of Captrain Netherlands B. V.

13 January 2015

EU07-148 in the colours of Captrain!

We welcomed the New Year by painting another locomotive the colours of Captrain. This time it was EU07-148!

24 December 2014

Merry Christmas!

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