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Consultation on the continuation of the Rolling Highway until 2028: RAlpin supports the planned federal decree and amendments to the law


RAlpin is pleased and encouraged by the success of the National Council's transport
committee in the current consultation process and is preparing for the continuation of the operation of the Rolling Highway until 2028. The decision proposed by the Swiss Federal
Council with the financial framework and the necessary legislative amendments is crucial and well balanced. The Rolling Highway reduces congestion on the heavily used road network by more than 5 kilometers every day and offers the transport industry a flexible alternative, especially for time-critical transports over medium distances. Last year, 17 per cent of all trucks transported were loaded with food or food related goods. In order to be able to transport these in unaccompanied combined transport from the end of the current decade, investments are needed in infrastructure expansions and freight transport facilities on the rail side, as well as the further strengthening and promotion of the modal shift to rail.
Press release

Olten, 3 March 2022


20 year’ anniversary of the Freiburg–Novara rolling highway: accompanied combined transport maintained continuously across two national borders during the COVID-19 pandemic


Rolling highway trains took the Freiburg–Novara route on 11 July 2001 for the first time. As a pioneering user of the 4-metre Simplon intermodal corridor, RAlpin has since switched over 1.7 million heavy goods vehicles from road to rail, relieving the Swiss Alps of heavy traffic and almost 600’000 tonnes of CO2. In the 2020 financial year, transport volumes fell by more than 35% due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Accompanied combined transport across two national borders was still maintained throughout the whole year. Press release


ROLLLING HIGHWAY - OVER 86'000 HEAVY GOODS VEHICLES TRANSFERRED TO RAIL DESPITE A CHALLENGING ENVIRONMENT


2019 proved to be one of the more difficult years in the almost 20-year history of RAlpin AG. RAlpin, operator of the Rola rolling highway, reported a significant loss in 2019 due to a variety of external factors. Nevertheless, the 86,000-plus consignments showed that it succeeded in making a significant contribution to Switzerland’s modal shift policy. The result means that RAlpin was able to maintain its market share of just under 6% in a
transalpine freight market that is generally on the decline.

Having reached retirement age, Erwin Rutishauser, Chairman of the Board of Directors,
stepped down at the annual general meeting of shareholders held on 19 June 2020. His
successor is Nicolas Perrin.
Press Release




RAlpin ag appoints ludwig näf to the post of managing director


The Board of Directors of RAlpin AG has selected Ludwig Näf to be the company's new managing director. Ludwig Näf has extensive management experience and in-depth knowledge of the industry. He will assume his post on 1 July 2019. Until then, the company will continue to be managed on an interim basis by Dominic Felice, Head of Assets and Operations. Press Release


René Dancet to step down as CEO of RAlpin


René Dancet, CEO of RAlpin AG, is leaving the company at his own request to pursue a new career path. René Dancet has made a significant contribution to the establishment and development of the company and has managed it with great success. Press release


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