ON THE RAILS OF SUCCESS!
“Pragmatic and tenacious, committed and enthusiastic, I am totally focused on achieving sustainable and ambitious growth for CAPTRAIN France”
A leading player on the rail-freight market and for logistics operations on industrial sites, CAPTRAIN France boasts a nationwide presence and each day our trains travel the length and breadth of the country. Whether at head office or out in the provinces, our teams are everywhere, always on hand to listen and respond to your every need and provide a guarantee of proximity, reactivity and a keen awareness and understanding of your professional environment.
Creation of vfli
Acquisition of the rail transport activities of the Lorraine basin coalworks (HBL)
Start of our Training activities and creation of our Infrastructure & Engineering Centre
Beginning of our Worksite activities with the construction of the Eastern France high-speed line
Award of our Safety Certificate – launch of our first train on the national rail network (RFN) for Renault
Operation of our very first electric traction multiple unit for Districhrono
Reception of our first two Euro 4000 diesel locomotives
First “Suite Rapide” contract with Meccoli
Transfer of our rail infrastructure management and maintenance activities to SFERIS
First train for maintenance work on the South Europe Atlantic high-speed link (SEA-LGV)
Acquisition of ECORAIL Transport
Introduction of Eurodual, first hybrid bi-modal locomotive in France
VFLI becomes CAPTRAIN France
In all of our day-to-day activities, the safety of our employees and the goods that have been entrusted to us is always our utmost priority.
We cultivate a corporate spirit in which attentiveness, receptiveness and cooperation are the guiding principles of our exchanges.
We aim for success in all that we undertake in a constant quest for excellence.
The teams at CAPTRAIN France are mutually supportive, friendly and fun-loving and understand the importance of collectiveness.
We believe that rail is a truly forward-looking solution that provides a real alternative to road transport.
We offer tailor-made transport plans specifically designed to meet customer needs
The brand groups together several entities performing activities associated with rail freight transport throughout Europe. Together, these companies provide innovative and complementary solutions that seamlessly combine within a logic of modal transfer. A leading player in the field of rail transport and logistics all over Europe, CAPTRAIN has established a firm footing in the domestic markets of Germany, Belgium, Italy, Spain, Poland, the Netherlands and France and also boasts a presence on all the main international transport lanes.
Thus, the CAPTRAIN network offers rail transport solutions for all types of goods and provides its services to clients whatever the local, regional or international scope of their requirements, while also proving rail-related services for industrial sites and spurs along with local train services.
Together with our European colleagues, we share a set of common objectives: to make rail freight forwarding as efficient, reliable, simple, quick and accessible as possible, to support the relocation of industrial production in Europe, and to contribute to environmental protection & conservation
CAPTRAIN France operates its services all over the country, by means of a well-balanced, reliable and high-performance fleet of more than 150 diesel & electric locomotives and shunters adapted to the needs of our clients on the national rail network and also on private industrial spurs.
Our fleet includes locomotives from the following families: BB 61000, BB 27000, BB 37000, BB 400, Class 77, G1206, Y8000 and Euro 4000. This fleet enables us to provide our clients with a guarantee of optimum safety, availability, energy efficiency and environmental compliance, in particular with regard to the very latest pollution control standards.
Always one step ahead, in 2018 we introduced the very first bi-modal locomotive to run on the French rail network: Euro Dual.
And to support our continued growth, twelve E4001 locomotives were added to our fleet at the end of 2020.
All of this equipment is serviced by our network of 7 rail maintenance workshops which are spread across the country. Our mobile intervention teams are also permanently on call to go directly to a site in the event of a breakdown or functional issue.
In view of the fact that we prefer to take preventive measures rather than curing issues after they have occurred, our service interventions are aimed at optimising the reliability and good working order of our equipment, at guaranteeing the best possible safety conditions and at reducing their environmental impact.
Accredited by all the main freight car leasing companies (ATIR RAIL, ERMEWA, GATX, NACO, VTG), our maintenance teams carry out scheduled technical visits but also corrective and preventive maintenance (brake pad replacement, greasing of buffers and coupling mechanisms) and small repairs directly on site so as to avoid the need to immobilize equipment on site or in our workshops. However, if need be, your freight cars can be swiftly transferred to our workshops for service or repair.