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Swiss lorry charges cut Alpine road freight

The number of Swiss transalpine road freight journeys fell by 9% in 2002 compared with the previous year, according to the country's environment ministry. Distance-based lorry charging introduced in 2000 accounted for part of the drop and has also reduced the proportion of unladen journeys, it said. Other factors included the weaker economy and restrictions at the Gotthard and San Bernardino tunnels. Combined road-rail transport increased by 3%, exceeding the reduction required under a national law aiming to shift freight away from the roads. See press release.

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