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AFA (Autostrada Ferroviaria Alpina) is a company owned 50% by Trenitalia and 50% by SNCF-GEODIS. 
It markets the rolling road service (accompanied and non-accompanied) from the intermodal terminal in Torino Orbassano to the Bourgneuf-Aiton terminal, in France and vice versa.

Consisting of 5 pairs of trains per day, the main aim of this experimental service is the modal rebalance in favour of rail traffic on this route, which in Italy crosses through the Valle di Susa. This indispensable international corridor for freight traffic goes through an area which, as we know, is sensitive to environmental issues. The trains also include a carriage for drivers, and can haul complete articulated lorries or semi-trailers.

The service crosses 175 km connecting the two intermodal transfer terminals in less than three hours, and operations for loading/unloading lorries, handled at the Orbassano terminal by FS Logistica, a Ferrovie dello Stato Group Company, are made more efficient thanks to the design of the Modalohr wagons allowing for simultaneous loading and unloading on all 22 tanks of the train.

To find out more:

AFA - Autostrada Ferroviaria Alpina
via Rovereto, 14 - 10136 Turin
Tel: +39.011.352530 - Fax: +39.011.3247953

Customer Service
Tel. +33.479202686


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