ROLA: 10-year high on the Brenner axis

ÖBB Rail Cargo Group (RCG) has broken a 10-year record with the Rolling Road (ROLA) on the Brenner axis. More than 160,000 trucks transported in 2021 mark a new high.

With ROLA, complete trucks can cover parts of their route by rail, while the truck drivers travel comfortably in their own accompanying vehicle. The latest figures show that the concept is gaining considerable momentum: In 2021, the RCG transported over 160,000 trucks on the Brenner axis (Wörgl–Brenner and Wörgl–Trento). That is the highest value in ten years – the last time there were more was in 2011. At the same time, the share of ROLA compared to the total transit traffic in Tyrol was also increased – the increase in the number of ROLA trucks transported is significantly higher than the increase in the number of trucks on the road.

In general, ROLA performed well last year. On all ROLA connections together, a total of 29 % more trucks were transported in 2021 than in 2020. In addition, the years 2018 and 2019 were also outperformed.

ROLA makes a significant contribution to transit shift and climate protection. Each ROLA trip Wörgl–Brenner, for example, is 35 times more environmentally friendly than a trip on the road.