News Digest Item
30 May 2018

Call for local rail transport push in light of first diesel driving ban

Allianz pro Schiene

Ahead of Germany’s first diesel car driving ban in Hamburg from 31 May, the rail transport group Allianz pro Schiene called on regional and federal governments to make local rail transport in metropolitan areas more attractive. Older diesel cars and trucks will be banned on two roads on a total length of 2.3 kilometres in Hamburg, Germany’s second largest city. “The expansion of city rail systems is the best long-term protection against driving bans for any metropolitan area,” said the group’s managing director Dirk Flege in a press release.

Read the press release in German here.

See CLEW’s diesel bans Q&A for background.

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