Open-Access Boosts Freight Traffic

The article examines how the rail freight operators in the Netherlands were able to record a 7.5% increase in tonnes in 2003 to 28.8 million, and an impressive 18% jump in tonne-km to 5.2 billion despite an economic recession. Recognizing the growing importance of rail freight, ProRail, the national infrastructure manager, has begun to give equal priority to passenger and freight trains. The continuing growth in the number of open access operators is seen as giving a major boost to rail traffic.

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  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Pagination: pp 24-26
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  • Accession Number: 01000655
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 24 2005 10:43PM