The government is investigating the possibility of introducing a financial support scheme that will help shift freight traffic from the road to the railroad.
“The conclusions have not been realized yet, but these are things we are working on,” states Secretary of State Anders B. Werp (H) from the Ministry of Transport and Communications to NRK.
A possible aid scheme will contribute in the short term to keeping freight traffic on the railways, pending the completion of major maintenance and development projects. CargoNet estimates that a temporary aid scheme must be between NOK 150 and 200 million.
“We do a lot, but some of this also takes time. Therefore, we also look at short-term measures,” says Werp.
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