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14 million euros for combined transport in Bavaria: The Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure is funding two combined transport terminals in Nuremberg and Regensburg. Today, Federal Minister Andreas Scheuer presented the two future cheques in Nuremberg.

Scheuer said:

My Ministry is actively working on climate change mitigation every day. This is why we invest in combined transport. Today, we are making available 14 million euros of funding for the handling facilities in Nuremberg and Regensburg. This will allow us to shift more freight to the railways and waterways and, as a consequence, lead to fewer journeys carried out by HGVs, less congestion and less carbon dioxide emissions.

Bayernhafen Nürnberg will receive 13.56 million euros for the upgrading of a handling facility in Nuremberg. The project, with a total budget of around 20 million euros, is to begin in 2020 and is expected to be completed by 2022. The upgrading of the combined transport terminal will increase its capacity by 100,000 to 370,000 loading units per year.

Minister Scheuer also handed over a "future cheque" to Bayernhafen Regensburg for the combined transport terminal in Regensburg. Here, 433,700 Euro will be invested in the new construction of a combined transport terminal (total volume of the project: 1.75 million euros). The handling facility will make it possible to shift up to 52,000 loading units per year to the railways and waterways.

Since the beginning of the funding in 1998, the Federal Government has provided financial assistance to more than 90 construction measures at private terminals. The objective is to shift freight transport to the railways and waterways. In 2019 alone, 92.7 million euros of funding were provided for the construction of new and the upgrading of existing private sector combined transport terminals. (German only)