INNOVATIVE ALPINE COMBINED TRANSPORT INITIATIVE CAN RECEIVE GOVERNMENT SUBSIDIES: EUROPEAN COMMISSION

BY KEITH NUTHALL

AN INNOVATIVE combined transport road-rail service helping keep key Alpine passes free of congestion will receive an additional Euro 44 million in subsidies from the Italian and French governments to keep operating. The European Commission approved the handout for the Autoroute Ferroviaire Alpine roll-on-roll-off motorway service taking lorries and trailers by rail between Aiton, France and Orbassano, Italy. The system is being trialled, with decisions on its permanence and possible adaptation for cars being taken after 2009. It ...


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