Goals set for the growth of rail freight have been labelled as “too ambitious” by the Association of German Transport Companies. The goals aim for a 25% share of the country’s freight to be moved via rail by 2030, which the association has stated will be difficult to reach due to numerous factors.
The country has had to cope with numerous bottlenecks brought about by ongoing construction projects, which the association has acknowledged as “necessary, but hindering” when it comes to freight growth in Germany.
We learn more in our next issue, as we ask whether Germany can hit its freight targets in time, and where it stands compared to the rest of Europe.
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