Speeding up Switzerland-Italy railfreight traffic
Railfreight traffic is sometimes subject to major delays on the border between Switzerland and Italy. A report has shown that the prolonged waiting time is mainly due to complicated operational processes and infrastructural bottlenecks, and less to customs clearance problems.
The Swiss federal council is of the opinion that railway companies and network operators should take measures to improve the situation.
However, the council will support improvements by financing certain infrastructure expansion schemes in the mid term in order to promote and speed up rail transit traffic. (ben)