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28 Nov 2016

Pro-Rail alliance makes “key demands for the next government”

Allianz pro Schiene

Germany’s next government should increase the railway’s market share in transportation in order to meet the country’s climate goals, the transport alliance Allianz pro Schiene writes in a press release. The alliance of 23 non-profit organisations and over 135 companies from the railway sector calls for “a Germany-wide integrated timetable (‘Deutschland-Takt’), a 50 percent cut in track access charges, and the necessary support for innovation on the railways” in order to raise the railway’s market share. A nationwide timetable would “increase passenger numbers” while halved track access charges led to “a fairer competitive playing field”, the alliance writes. Supporting innovation would be needed to keep Germany’s railways competitive “in view of the increasing digitalisation of transport and mobility”, it adds.

Read the alliance’s press release in English here.

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