could be thanks to the new base tunnel on the mountain route of the Rhine-Alpine corridor without double traction and, as of 2021, with longer trains of dangers, such as Hupac wrote on Tuesday. This reduces the cost. However, without the operating contributions from the Federal government, which are due to expire at the end of 2023, fears Hupac, to be able to compete with the street not keep up.

On the Rhine-Alpine corridor of the traffic over in spite of the new base tunnel through the Gotthard is not smoothly, makes Hupac claim. One of the reasons for this are routes with a Connection in Germany, which are aligned in trains of only 690 instead of 740 meters in length.

Further, there are still gradients, which require a double-traction, limited Weights in Italy and between Switzerland and the neighbouring countries are not synchronized timetables. This nullifies according to Hupac, the gain of time through the new base tunnel.

“Daily disturbances” and large construction sites in the Rhine valley and in the room Emmerich-Oberhausen in Germany was hampered by the traffic. Even after 2030, when the Rhine-Alpine corridor should be completely expanded, there was, therefore, with the use of expensive diversions and longer journey times, i.e. in the case of Hupac.

it is expected that by 2024, the current compensatory payments of around 110 million Swiss francs for the combined transport through the Alps – half can be compensated. A brings relief, although the Federal government provided for a reduction of train path prices from 2021 onwards. But it is not enough, according to Hupac.

Hupac proposes a continuation of the settlements: “the positive dynamics of modal shift to continue, should be provided for the operation of Swiss contributions at a lower level until around 2030 to Bridge the existing shortcomings”, was Chairman of the Board Hans-Jörg Bertschi quote.

In fiscal year 2018 Hupac increased the traffic volume by 21 percent and revenue by 19 percent on 579,7 million Swiss francs. The main reasons for the development of Combined transport in Switzerland, the acquisition of the Maritime operator ERS Railways and the interruption in Rastatt D that had been pushed to 2017 at the Numbers. were

The result decreased by 29 per cent to 7.9 million Swiss francs. This corresponds to the expectations, wrote Hupac. Because one-time special effects – amortization of Goodwill on acquisitions, was shaped by the year 2018.

The TRANS-Alpine traffic through Switzerland developed in the past year, in the words of Hupac “very encouraging”. 67’000 road consignments in addition could be shifted to Rail. This is an increase of 14.4 percent.

it is expected The multi-week break in Rastatt, Germany, by the late summer of 2017, the estimated increase of about 8 percent. Growth was driven by semi-trailers business, especially with the saddle.

In the first four months of 2019 posted Hupac, although an extraordinary growth in traffic of 28 per cent – again, thanks to ERS Railways. For the entire year, Hupac expects, however, a stabilisation of demand, as a result of the economic slowdown.

(SDA)