‘Deviations on the railway network are the new normal, we must adjust’
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Construction of rail infrastructure and the resulting deviations are the new normal, and the rail freight sector needs to adjust to this reality in order to reduce the impact. This was one of the conclusions drawn by Michail Stahlut, CEO of Hupac at the Hupac Intermodal Forum held in Lugano today.
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Problems, as well is, that the existing, 22,5 ton by authorities allowed axial load, no longer is allowed, by track, existing standard.
Accordingly, regardless if “optimised”, and predicticve, “maintenance” machinery occupies tracks and reduce utilisation of assets.
For sake of railways, for reducing track access charges, etc. the costly maintenance urgently now have to be reduced, etc.
A compatible, a timely, new, “Old Railway”, min. 32,5, etc. capacity, now should be the constructed.