The Italian Railways' (FS) freight division which is operating as a private company is expected to break even by 1996 by means of a programme of cost cutting, the development of freight terminals and the introduction of a freight information system. Details are given of the areas already making a profit. Obstacles are described, however, including the effects of recession, increasing competition from the road sector and insufficient investment. The International Road Transport Union has been making presentations promoting road freight. The Director of FS freight calls for a similar rail lobby. Areas are listed where investment is needed. The building of the new Brenner line is seen as particularly important to the future of rail freight traffic.

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    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

    345 Hudson Street
    New York, NY  United States  10014
  • Publication Date: 1993-12


  • English

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 31-2
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  • Accession Number: 00663230
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Aug 24 1994 12:00AM