International discussions on rail freight transport through the Alps and environmental transport policy.

On Thursday, 3 September 2020, Simonetta Sommaruga, President of the Swiss Confederation, will meet representatives of the neighbouring countries directly involved to discuss transalpine rail freight transport and environmental transport policy. Following these talks, the group will inspect the north portal of the Ceneri Base Tunnel, the final link in the NRLA. The flat route through the Alps forms the heart of the European freight corridor between Rotterdam and Genoa, allowing more freight to be transported by rail and thus contributing to the protection of the Alps and Switzerland’s transport policy of shifting freight transport off the roads. 

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