Topic: Modal shift

Three new rolling highways in France

The Government of France is considering three new routes for rolling highways across the country. They will be launched by the year’s end. Some of the planned rail freight connections could be extended to the...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Move all shipments to rail, or rather not?

Shipments through Europe are best loaded onto trains, as these continue to run as usual during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. On the contrary, truckers are facing long border queues with the implementation of additional border...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen

13,000 lorries off the roads of Northern Norway

Norwegian rail freight operator CargoNet has launched the new intermodal connection between Trondheim and Bodø. It carries up to 52 semi-trailers in each direction. With the help of the new freight service, CargoNet will be...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Future for UK timber trains in Scotland

There are fresh calls for a more sustainable approach to the timber industry, and a new look at bringing back rail as the prime mover. However, even supporters say there are considerable commercial challenges. Timber trains...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

Rail freight produces 6 times less CO2 than truck

In 2018, an average freight train emitted around 18 grams of carbon dioxide per tonne-kilometer. The emissions of an average truck were much higher: 112 grams of CO2 per kilometer. The Umweltbundesamt, the environmental department...Read more
|Comment|author: Folkert Nicolai

CER: time-based road tolls hinder shift to rail

The modal shift to rail is impossible without fair competition. For that reason, the Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies (CER) is calling the EU Member States to introduce the distance-based tolls on all...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko