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Rhine-Alpine News

Rhine-Alpine Talks on Green Corridor On 11 September, more than 80 participants from along and beyond the Rhine-Alpine Corridor joined online for the second issue of the “Rhine-Alpine Talks”. After a welcome by Paolo Balistreri, EGTC Vice Chair, Floor Vermeulen, Regional Minister of Province Zuid-Holland, gave the introduction “Importance of greening the European Transport Corridors.” […]

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Simplon route: More investments On the eve of the opening of the Ceneri Base Tunnel on the Gotthard line, the Italian Minister of Infrastructure and Transport, Paola de Micheli, and the President of the Swiss Confederation, Simonetta Sommaruga, have sealed a bilateral agreement for the expansion of the Simplon rail network, part of the other […]

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„Digital Rail“ project includes Rhine-Alpine corridor German minister of transport Andreas Scheuer has launched three “Digital Rail” starter projects that will increase capacities on core parts of the German rail network. Most in focus is the digitization of the new railway station in Stuttgart and its connecting rail links. However, the fast passenger line from […]

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Night train Amsterdam – Zürich? These days, media reports have announced a potential new night train between Amsterdam and Zürich. While all national rail carriers along the route no longer operate classic night trains with sleeper service, Austrian carrier ÖBB and some private operators have expanded services lately. Now, Swiss operator SBB and Dutch operator […]

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Big-style cruising with tentative restart from Genoa The MSC cruise company has started weekly cruises in the Western Mediterranean Sea from Genoa, with their flagship MSC Grandiosa. The ship for 6,300 passengers and 1,700 staff was launched in 2019. It currently operates at much lower capacity. Cruises are open for passengers from Schengen countries. MSC […]

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France: Access charges suspended for freight trains The new French Prime Minister Jean Castex has visited the intermodal terminal at Valenton near Paris. In this context, he declared that freight trains will not have to pay access charge for the French rail network for the remainder of 2020, and will have to pay only half […]

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New Genoa bridge opened On Monday evening, Italian President Sergio Mattarella and Prime Minister Giuseppe Conti, together with regional and local dignitaries, formally opened the new motorway bridge at Genoa in a ceremony. The previous bridge had collapsed on 18 August 2018, killing 43 people. The new bridge, designed by star architect Renzo Piano, has […]

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„Rastatt“ revisited The railway construction accident at Rastatt in August 2017 resulted in the closure of the main railway line along the Rhine-Alpine corridor south of Karlsruhe, at a point where detours were not easily available. It left rail transport along the Rhine-Alpine corridor in shambles for months. Since that accident, plans have been made […]

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Goods transport plan for southwestern Germany Stuttgart: The state government of Baden-Württemberg in southwestern Germany has published its “Güterverkehrskonzept.” It is an extensive study on the trends and needs of goods transportation as well as the state of the infrastructures. It offers projections until the year 2030, and the political targets as well as the […]

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“Six-hour rule:” Swiss federal employees to take train Bern: From 1 July, federal employees in Switzerland are obliged to take the train instead of the airplane for all business trips that last less than six hours by train or when the train is faster than air travel. Exceptions are possible to avoid an extra overnight […]