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20 September 2019 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 07:17 GMT+2

June 6, 2019

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DB, SBB and FS are engaged to upgrade the railway traffic on the Genoa-Rotterdam Corridor

Undersigned the combined declaration "Opportunity Ashes 2020"

Railway group German DB, that Swiss SBB and that Italian FS have undersigned the combined declaration "Opportunity Ashes 2020" with which north-south strengthen own engagement to ulteriorly upgrade the international traffic on track on the transalpine axis, with the objective to increase to the amount and the speed of the connections goods and passengers, to improve the punctuality and to simplify the procedures of purchase of international tickets.

The declaration is signed in sight of the mass in service, the next December, of the gallery of base of the Monte Ceneri with which New Transalpine Railroad (NFTA - Alptransit will be completed), the most important railway infrastructural project never put into effect in Switzerland that is dedicated to the widening of the two railway aces north-south that cross the national territory, with the realization of a plain railroad through the Alps, and that it is pivoted on the construction of the three new galleries of base of the Lötschberg, Saint Gottardo and Ashes.

Between the fixed objectives in the declaration there is that to reduce until two hours the duration of the transport in the traffic goods on the Rhine-Alps corridor between Genoa and Rotterdam, with the scope to reduce the railway transport costs and to increase the competitiveness of the railroad regarding the road. A cut of the times of transport is attended also in the international traffic fleeting, with the time of travel between Zurigo and Milan that the next year would have to be reduced from 3,5 hours to about three hours. Moreover the offer will be widened and capacity from eight to ten couples of trains to the day and is previewed also new direct connections for Genoa and Bologna.

The engagement assumed from DB, SBB and FS will realize in the strengthening of the collaboration and the processes of coordination between the railroads partner let alone in the adoption of measures with regard to the following topics: development of the net, integrated planning of the timetable, international coordination of the yards, exercise, management of the perturbations and interoperability.

"Our objective - the managing director of SBB CFF FFS, Andreas Meyer has explained - is not only that to open a new gallery but also to increase the abilities, to improve the punctuality and to reduce the times of distance for goods and travellers".

"With the completion of the NFTA - it has found the president of Deutsche Bahn (DB), Richard Lutz - an important dowel for the Rhine-Alps corridor is realized ulterior, from Rotterdam and Antwerp until Genoa. This represents another important improvement for our common customers".

"The group FS Italian - it has commented the managing director and general manager of the Italian railway group, Gianfranco Battisti - is part active and essential in the realization of the railway Corridor Rotterdam-Genoa. After the realization of the Gallery of Saint Gottardo - Battisti has remembered - the Third Pass in Italy is the more important project of the Corridor and will return the port of Genoa the door South of access to the European Countries for the goods coming from all the world, than for 70% they move by sea".

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