Fresh Ideas for Transport Policies

In Germany’s most unconventional transport alliance, 23 non-profit organisations and over 135 companies from every part of the railway sector work closely in permanent collaboration. The motivation is the promotion and improvement of rail transport in Germany. Learn more about the structure of our transport alliance and its aims. 

A thicket of overhead lines, but still not enough. Germany has a lot of catching up to do on electrification. Only 60 percent of the network is electrified. Other EU states are well ahead.

21

Feb

2017

Electrification: overhead lines for freight trains, not HGVs

EU comparison: 60 percent electrification in Germany only average
Market share: rail freight transport is a big worry for politicians: halving track access charges a sensible idea

17

Feb

2017

Statistics: rail freight transport’s market share declines

Rail freight is a big worry for politicians: halving access charges a sensible idea