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Kick-off year : 2008 Title : Rolling Motorways Network Through Eastern Europe Programme : Marco Polo II Status : Completed

By successively extending the existing service between Szeged (HU) and Wels (AT), the UIRR member companies Hungarokombi (HU, project manager) and Ökombi (AT) will be creating a rolling road (Ro-Ro) chain between Bucharest (RO) and Regensburg (DE) in the space of 3 years.

In addition to the environmental advantages it offers, this network will help to save a considerable amount of time for the lorries involved in long distance transport. Indeed, after spending several hours on the road, the road haulage driver will be able to rest in the sleeper berths fitted out for this purpose on the Rolling Road whilst at the same time the goods being carried will still be moving towards their final destination.

Technical innovation will lie at the heart of the project as, amongst other things, the partners intend to develop a tracking and tracing system so that the lorries carried by the Ro?Ros can be located in real time, and to develop an online reservation system.

This project aims to shift more than 1 thousand million TKMs from road to rail.