• Good transport performance in Switzerland by road (blue) and by rail (red) 1980 – 2021. Grafic: FSO


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Switzerland's freight traffic at record level

Swiss freight traffic’s transport performance increased by 2.7% in road haulage and by 6.2% on the railways in 2021, which together resulted in a 4.0% growth in this sector. The amount of kilometres covered by HGVs was higher than at any time in the last 20 years.


Container transport by Rhine ships and by rail also achieved record figures in 2021, as the statistics published by the Federal Statistical Office (FSO) show.


In total, Switzerland’s road and rail network posted a transport performance of 27.8 billion tkm in 2021. In both modes of transport (rail: +3.0%, road: +1.7%), transport performance was even higher than in 2019, the year before the actual beginning of the Covid 19 pandemic. (ben)




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