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December 27, 2011

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A Swiss investigation evidences the numerous cargo errors that prejudice safety of the cargo trains

In the 2011 UFT it has controlled 247 convey for a total of 4.554 wagons

The Federal Office of Transports (UFT) of Switzerland will speed up the loaders, and in particular the responsible services of the cargo of the goods in the terminals, the ports of call goods and on the connecting lines, to place greater attention so that the cargos are boarded correctly on the trains to the aim to increase the level of safety of the transport goods.

A carried out investigation this year from the UFT in fact has evidenced that the majority of the serious deficiencies that prejudice safety of the circulation of the cargo trains is due to cargo errors. In the 2011 247 cargo trains are controlled altogether, for a total of 4.554 wagons of nine railway enterprises. Draft of the greater number of cargo trains up to now examined on the arc of a year. During the controls the UFT has uncovered various serious riconducibili deficiencies to carried out errors of manipulation in the course of the cargo operations in the terminals, the ports of call goods and on the connecting lines. The experts of the UFT have found, for example, covers of wagons reservior that had not been closed or leave furnitures of wagons portacontainer that they had not been fixed correctly; these elements - it has found the Helvetic office - can open themselves during the race and provoke serious damages. The investigation lead in 2011, moreover, has not recorded some reduction of the number of cargo errors regarding the slid years.

The UFT therefore has agreed with the VAP (Verlader Anschlussgeleise Privatgüterwagen), the association of the owners of the connecting lines and the private wagons, to collaborate for a greater sensitization of the operators of the field to informative level and on the plan of the formation, being asked they a greater engagement in order to guarantee safety. Moreover the UFT has emphasized the necessity to widen the range of the initiative as the errors in phase of cargo is found in the traffic goods is national that international and with such objective it previews to intensify the collaboration with the foreign authorities of vigilance and the international organizations of the field and intends to face the problematic one within the international organisms.

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