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Switzerland values the extension of an ecological, social and efficiently organised transport and traffic system. The shift of transalpine goods traffic from road to rail plays a key role. To implement the transport policy, Switzerland depends on good and close cooperation with neighbouring countries and the EU.

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Safeguarding Swiss transport policy in Europa

In 1999, Switzerland concluded the Land Transport Agreement with the EU. This enabled Switzerland to safeguard transport cooperation with the EU in the long term, and to enshrine the shift of transalpine freight to rail.

The heavy goods vehicle charge (HGVC)

The HGVC is an important element of the Swiss modal shift policy. It creates true-cost pricing for heavy goods traffic on the roads. The Confederation uses its proportion of the income from the HGVC primarily to finance rail infrastructure.