About Rail Route Europe

RAIL ROUTE EUROPE is the representative for France, BENELUX, EUROPE and Border Switzerland of ZEPHIR, the world leader in rail handling.


Our range of rail locotractors

At Rail Route Europe, we offer a wide range of efficient, modern and economical thermal or electric locotractors, designed to pull and push wagons, trainsets and railway equipment.


Sale and rental of railway equipment with maintenance services

We offer sales and long-term rental options for our rail-road locotractors, together with maintenance and servicing, to ensure that rail equipment operates safely and optimally.


Ergonomic and safe rail shunting machines

We use the latest modern technologies to offer optimum ergonomics, prevent incidents and ensure the safety of our drivers, while keeping maintenance and operating costs under control.


Our two main lines of rail locomotives

1. The Tyred, Rail-Road or Rail-Road Locotractor

Our wheeled locotractor is an innovative, modern, high-performance model with over 20 years' experience. In partnership with a world leader in railway construction since 1969, our fleet of more than 500 machines in France, Germany, Benelux and Switzerland demonstrates our know-how.

2. Rail-Rail shunting machines or Rail-Rail locotractors

Our Rail-Rail shunting machines are identical to the locomotives used and specialised for rail traffic.


Our workshops and specialist team

With two railway machine maintenance workshops in Knutange and Fontoy, our specialised and trained mobile railway technicians and sales staff cover Western Europe and the Benelux countries.

Our local partnership means we can intervene quickly on site.

Key sectors and customers

Our rail locomotives serve a variety of sectors, including

1. Metro-tramway: RATP-KEOLIS-TRANSDEV.
2. Port: DUNKERQUE, APROPORT, Port de Valence, Port de Bayonne, La Rochelle.
3. Rail freight: Industry, Chemicals, Steel, Food processing, Logistics, Aeronautics, etc.
4. Rail industries: Alstom, Bombardier, CAF France.
5. Maintenance workshops: RATP, SNCF, Erion France, Keolis, LB (SWITZERLAND), Chemin de fer du Jura (Switzerland), Transports Lausannois (Switzerland), Eiffage Rail.
6. Special markets: Army, road/rail intervention trucks, traditional locomotives, industrial tractors.

Key figures

  • 2 branches
  • 16 employees
  • 8 fully-equipped service vehicles
  • 15 service partners trained by Rail Route Europe throughout France: APROLIS, NORMANDIE MANUTENTION, CARRIESCOPIC, COMBRONDE, KM Services, Transport RAVE, RT MULLER (Switzerland), Eiffage Rail, etc.
  • 448 machines in operation
  • 286 machines monitored by Rail Route Europe and its service partners
  • An annual turnover of 3 to 4 million euros


Our workshops and specialist team

Key sectors and customers

Key figures

Our workshops and specialist team
Key sectors and customers
Key figures