Rail in Spain, source: Adif

Spain can do better with rail freight, says transport association

Spain is not utilising rail freight’s full potential. Despite sufficient infrastructure, the share of the goods transport market is still pretty low and could grow more. What factors hinder further expansion, and what solutions can the country implement?

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Author: Nikos Papatolios

Nikos Papatolios is editor of RailFreight.com, the online magazine for rail freight professionals.

1 comment op “Spain can do better with rail freight, says transport association”

Jason Palmer|12.11.21|10:14

There is also a lot of opposition to intermodal solutions from the road transport industry who want to preserve jobs even if they are highly polluting jobs. There is huge volume from Spain to Northern Europe and Scandinavia that should be viable if the right railfreight solution is in place. But local road haulage industry interests are the main challenge here.

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