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Transalpine goods traffic comes under pressure

National News // May 20, 2019

Measures have been announced to speed up the transfer of goods traffic from Swiss roads to rail.

pixabay Transalpine goods traffic comes under pressure

The Transport Minister Simonetta Sommaruga made the announcement at a meeting of the Alpine Initiative group over the weekend. The group, which was founded 30 years ago, aims to protect the Alpine region from the negative effects of transit traffic through Switzerland.

The association has called for efforts to further reduce CO2 emissions by banning diesel lorries crossing the Alps from 2035.

The Transport Minister’s proposals include price reductions for cargo trains and higher fees for older and high-polluting trucks.



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