While the volume of German Federal's freight traffic is largely dictated by the state of the European economy, intermodal services have attained remarkably high growth rates, even at times of recession. Their potential for attracting new and winning back old customers was recognised by West Germany's transport policymakers in 1978, and since then investment has been channelled into terminals, containers and piggyback wagons. From May this year the number of overnight container trains will be stepped up, and maximum speed will later be raised from 100 to 120 km/h. By the end of the century DB's intermodal services may be carrying about 45 million tonnes of freight a year, but the potential is higher still.

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    IPC Transport Press, Limited

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  • Authors:
    • KRACKE, R
    • Gaidzik, M
  • Publication Date: 1981-2

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  • Accession Number: 00330656
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 12 1991 12:00AM