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Artikel Nummer: 46406

11,400 truck journeys shifted to rail

In Austria, the amended Waste Management Act (AWG) has been in force since the beginning of 2023. This law stipulates that waste transports with a total weight of more than 10 t and a distance of 300 km or more must be transported by rail.


An initial assessment by ÖBB Rail Cargo Group (RCG) Railcargo shows: 200,000 t that were previously transported by truck have been shifted to rail as a result of the AWG. This corresponds to more than 11,400 truck journeys. If the vehicles were to be lined up from Vienna, there would be a 200 km long traffic jam on the motorway all the way to Graz. (ben)




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