Germany improves company access to the rail network

The German Federal Ministry for Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) will strengthen measures to improve company access to the railway network from 1 March 2021. This is supposed to stimulate the growth of green transport, informs railway magazine Railway Supply with reference to the BMVI. press release.

Germany improves company access to the rail network

In particular, up to 50% of the costs of new construction and expansion, resumption of work and maintenance of existing access to the railway network will be covered by the federal budget. Under this program 34 million euros will be available annually, starting from 2021. This is twice as much as in the previous year. From 2024, the funds will be additionally increased to 49 million euros. The total amount of financing of the state program for five years will be 200 million euros.

It is also proposed to reimburse up to 80% of the investment costs for the construction of small and medium terminals in remote regions.

In addition, the procedures for approving the construction of access roads up to 2 km long have been simplified.

The goal of the measures is to increase the share of freight traffic by rail to at least 25% of the total by 2030.

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