JUNE 13 is due to see the start of open-access freight train operations on the French national rail network, when Connex subsidiary CFTA Cargo starts hauling international traffic between France and Germany.

Connex announced on April 26 that CFTA Cargo had been awarded a contract by Belgian limestone supplier Lhoist, to move traffic from mines at Dugny and Sorcy in the Meuse département to German steel manufacturers Dillinger Hütte and Saarstahl at Dillingen and V