BMVI is enabling better access to the rail network for companies


The German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) is stepping up its measures in order to enable better access to the rail network for companies. Better access gives more incentive to send their goods and products by rail, which is the more environmentally friendly option.

Federal Minister Andreas Scheuer stated:
„The shorter and easier the route to rail is, the more likely are the companies going to transport their goods by rail. We support private investments, promote the construction of transshipment stations and accelerate planning. This is how we improve companies' access to the railways and get goods off the road.“

The BMVI's goal is to increase the share of rail freight transport to at least 25 percent by 2030. This will be accomplished by: providing more resources for private investments in rail connections; planning faster; providing a fair distribution of costs; investing in small and medium-sized freight yards in cities and towns; and connecting industrial and commerical areas.

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