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Yearly Data

The CAFT data obtained every five years are the core element of data collection on transalpine freight transport. The burdens of this work do not allow a more frequent repetition of the survey. However it is important to have some information more frequently, at least on a yearly basis.
Thus the second pillar of transalpine data collection is the annual “Alpinfo” data. These data are initially published by the Swiss Federal Office of Transport (Bundesamt für Verkehr), additionally based on a data from the French (Ministère de l'Écologie, de Développement et de l'Aménagement durables) and Austrian (Bundesministerium für Verkehr. Innovation und Technologie) transport ministries.   
There is information available for all Alpine crossings concerning the total amount of road and rail transport, including estimation for transit traffic. The figures for rail transport are subdivided into conventional wagon load, unaccompanied combined transport and rolling road. On road the number of lorries and the amount of transported tonnes are being considered, for rail only tonnes.
The tonnes are considered by the same definition than the one used for CAFT, as “net net tonnes” regarding only the weight of the goods. The weights of containers or trucks using rolling road are excluded.
The rail data are collected from the railway undertaking enterprises and/or the rail network companies. Road data are mainly based on toll statistics, the Swiss “LSVA” or automatic traffic counts. These data sources only show the number of trucks, not the number of tonnes. Thus the number of tonnes has to be calculated by average loading factors, derived from the last CAFT survey. Changes of the lorry fleet can be monitored by the use of stratified toll data. In Switzerland also automatic weighting devices are being used to adapt the loading factors in between the survey years.
Below, you can find different extractions and charts based on these time series data. Also a complete data set for individual analyses can be downloaded.
In some cases, also backwards correction of the time series is necessary, if new information is available. The data presented here is aiming to take these changes into account. Thus, there are differences to (older) data originally published at “Alpinfo”.

> LINK to Alpinfo

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Bundesministerium für Verkehr, Bau und Stadtentwicklung (Germany) Ministère de l'Écologie, de l'Energie, du Développement durable et de l'Aménagement du territoire (France) Ministero delle Infrastrutture e dei Trasporti (Italy) Bundesminsiterium für Innovation, Verkehr und Technologie (Austria) Eidgenössisches Departement für Umwelt, Verkehr, Energie und Kommunikation (Switzerland) Ministrstvo za promet (Slovenia) Directorate General Energy and Transport