Industry demands widening of Stuttgart-Zurich route
Widening the railway line between Stuttgart (Germany) and Zurich (Switzerland) has been put off for decades.
Under an initiative launched by the Schwarzwald-Baar-Heuberg chamber of industry and trade, associations and industrial enterprises along the corridor have joined forces and called for a high performance rail link between the two cities by 2030, a functioning access route for the Gotthard tunnel and Switzerland’s new transalpine rail link, as well as an efficient capacity reserve for the congested Rhine Valley railway and an alternative route should incidents, such as Rastatt in 2017, occur again.
The demand was raised by twelve associations, including the logistics associations, VSL Baden-Württemberg and Spedlogswiss. They represent around 430,000 companies in all. (ben)