A 5/1,000 slope allows to move freight without any input of energy. Topographic data that specialized companies can provide make it possible to define itineraries that use gravity on long distances.
No more trucks, no more locomotive, no more wagons… resulting in a reduction of at least half of the load that has to be moved.
Using steel wheels on steel rails divides the tractive effort by eleven, in comparison to tyres.
The GTS will only travel upwards once on its journey between the point of departure and point of arrival.