• Analyze the different elements that are necessary to hire a train and their associated costs.
  • To know the infrastructure and intermodal equipment that allow the use of rail transport as part of the multimodal transport chain.
  • To promote the use of rail transport by disseminating its characteristics and particularities.
  • To offer a complete training in intermodal rail logistics and rail services for professionals and logistics, transport and international business students.
  • To foster collaborative work and group cohesiveness as a method to optimise the development of logistics chains.


This course offers the opportunity to see first-hand the main differences between types of rail transport and infrastructures used in each one of them. The course takes place in Barcelona and offers several visits to important national and international infrastructures, such as an Inland terminal in Zaragoza or a cross-border terminal in Perpignan.

Faculty is composed of prestigious professionals from the sector, who explain first-hand how such logistics infrastructures are organised and managed, as well as how the operations function.

Finally, the participants need to solve a case study by teams, which allows them to put into practice everything they have seen and learned.



  • Railway Management and Operations

  • Legislation applicable in Spain. The law of the railway sector, regulation and liberalisation

  • Railway transport: context, evolution, European perspectives and the TEN-T

  • Transport, the environment and External Costs calculations

  • The raiway and transport: tmZ as a bet for the future

  • Contracts and international railway transport

  • Intermodal systems

  • Terminal management and railway services

  • Analysis of transport costs

  • Services of international freight railway transport


  • Visit to the ADIF traffic control centre in Zaragoza

  • Visit to the maritime terminal of Zaragoza (TmZ)

  • Visit to the Port Bou railway terminal

  • Visit to the ferroutage terminal in Le Boulou

  • Visit to the Figueres Perpignan Line (LFP)

  • Visit to the railway terminal of Morrot

Case Study

  • Participants will solve a case study in teams. It is based on a transport operation in which different transport alternatives are analysed. The teams will examine all needed investments to improve railway accessibility.

Participant profile

  • Professionals
  • Logistics, transport management and international business students


  • English
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Others (contact us)


Barcelona, with trips to Zaragoza TmZ terminals, Le Boulou and Perpignan (France)


5 days

Price per person

  • 800€

Prices subject to change. Please, contact us.

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“Las visitas son muy útiles y el formato teoría-práctico es muy bueno. La experiencia global es muy buena y estoy muy satisfecha, me apuntaría a una tercera edición aún más especializada”

El curso hay sido muy interesante y el nivel de profesores y participantes muy alto. Me ha aportado tanto como esperado.