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16 July 2019 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 18:16 GMT+2

July 27, 2017

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enlivened Hupac traffic volumes record, but complains that the yards penalize arranged transport

Kunz: devoid international coordination and insufficient resources hinder the
In the first six months of the 2017 Helvetic operator of arranged traffic Hupac has recorded a new semiannual record of volume of traffic enlivened, that it has turned out pairs to 408 thousand street shipments, with an increment of +8.3% regarding the precedence record of 376 thousand street shipments established in the first semester of 2016.

the new peak of traffic is generated is from a volume record of transalpine traffic, that it has been pairs to 275 thousand shipments, with an increase of +9.2% on first advanced semester 2016 and in order almost 21 thousand shipments regarding the precedence record recorded in the first semester of 2008, is from a volume traffic record on the other guiding ones. In the first six months of this year the transalpine traffic via Switzerland is piled to a total record of 254 thousand shipments (+9.7%; the precedence record was marked in the first semester of 2008), that way Austria to 19 thousand shipments (+1.8%) and the transalpine traffic via France to 2 thousand shipments (+17.4%). In the first half of the 2017 not transalpine traffic it has reached the quota record of 133 thousand shipments, with an increase of +6.7% regarding the precedence record established in the first six months of 2016.

In spite of the increase of the enlivened volumes, Hupac however has complained that by last month the traffic it is hindered by numerous yards: "the devoid international coordination and the insufficient resources on hand of the railway enterprises - the managing director of the Helvetic company has denounced - are putting in difficulty the arranged traffic". In particular, Hupac has emphasized that to half june the railway line of Luino is closed for a period of six months in order to allow the widening of this important draft of access with the gallery of base of the Gottardo and that the shunting lines via Domodossola and Chiasso are however very precarious because of the elevated number of yards on the entire corridor north-south. The company has specified that draft of "a situation that puts to hard tries all the partner of the logistic chain: intermodal, terminal haulers, operators and railroads are enduring inefficiencies and complete enormous efforts in order to maintain in function the system of the intermodal transport".

Finding that it remains opened the political issue on who will have to in future assume the additional costs caused from the construction intense activities, since the shunting lines, the reductions of the ability and the extension of the times of travel weigh on the economization of the transports, Kunz has observed that "the current situation exhibition once again that the market reacts in very sensitive way to the deterioration of the quality". We - he has added - "are raising awareness the railroads and the managers of the infrastructure on the requirements of the market and speed up long-lasting solutions".

Moreover Kunz has evidenced that he is indispensable to put on as soon as possible the resources necessary in order to make to satisfy the question tied to the current conjunctural increase. If the railway system wants to benefit of the current positive trend of the question - it has explained - must be invested in additional resources which locomotori and machinists.

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Vincenzo Miele

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