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22 March 2019 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 03:20 GMT+1



March 5, 2019

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In Switzerland under consideration a price cutting of the rail shipment

Previewed from a 2021 cut of 90 million franchi per year of the prices for the use of the net

The Helvetic federal Office of transports (UFT) has announced a plan in order to reduce the rates of the rail shipment that previews the lowering of about 90 million franchi Swiss (79 million euros) per year beginning from 2021 of the prices for uses it of the railway net, reduction of which will have to benefit also the customers of the railway services. The proposal will be object of consultation with the parts interested and therefore of a definitive decision of the Helvetic federal Council.

Remembering that for the use of the railway net the enterprises of rail shipment must correspond to the managers of the infrastructure the so-called price of the railway traces and that, based on the federal law on the railroads, every train must cover the costs that cause (marginal costs), the UFT has explained that by a last marginal cost analysis they are emerged riconducibile reduction to the increase of efficiency and the progressive automation. On the base of these results the federal Office of the transports therefore has proposed consequently to adapt to the price of the traces reducing it beginning from 2021. Based on the forecasts of the UFT, the reduction of the price of the traces a reduction of beyond 30 million franchi Swiss per year would allow regarding 2017 of the costs of the regional railway traffic and decreases pairs to 20-30 million franchi are of the railway transport costs to long distance that of the rail shipment goods.

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