Building sites slow intermodal shift in Switzerland
The Swiss intermodal operator Hupac closed H1/2017 with an 8.3% increase in traffic or approximately 30,000 road shipments. A six-month closure of the Luino line, in order to upgrade an access route to the Gotthard base tunnel, and numerous construction sites on the entire north–south axis, have put all partners in the logistics chain under pressure.
Together with rail partners and infrastructure managers Hupac is thus elaborating steps to normalise conditions. The short-term focus is on providing additional locomotives and drivers, with the aim of reducing delays, and to reschedule maintenance activities. (ben)