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Today in RailFreight Live: DB Netze, GEFCO and Oxera

When causing delays on the German railways you will end up paying more for the use of these railways. Germany  introduced a performance scheme last year for passenger traffic, and by the end of this year it will be implemented for freight traffic as well. What does this performance scheme mean? This and more was discussed today in RailFreight Live. 

Matthias Fett from DB Netze explains how the performance scheme for rail freight works in an interview conducted earlier. There are sensitive and non-sensitive freight trains, depending on the likelihood of delay. Based on these definitions, the sarges are calculated. Charges can paid by railway undertakings, as well as the infrastructure manager.

Other guests

Other guests in the show were Alice Defranoux from GEFCO and Matthew Shepherd from Oxera. Both are speakers of the European Silk Road Summit 2020, which takes place on 10 and 11 November as an online event.

Alice Defranoux explains why the automotive industry is so keen on rail transport to China, why the electric car has resulted in specific transportation demands and how new routes are created to respond to the specific demands of this industry. Matthew Shepherd is a consultant when it comes to financial support for infrastructure projects. He explains what is needed to encourage more private investment in the New Silk Road.

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Author: Majorie van Leijen

Majorie van Leijen is editor of RailFreight.com, online magazine for rail freight professionals.

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