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More climate-friendly business trips

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Since the beginning of the year, an amendment to the NRW state travel expenses law has made it easier to go on business trips in a more climate-friendly way.

At the turn of the year, a new State Travel Expenses Act (LRKG NRW) came into force. The background to the amendment is, in particular, the idea of modernization and the increased integration of the idea of climate protection into the travel expenses law. Now, for example, business travelers can opt for a rail trip, even if the ticket is more expensive or the longer travel time entitles them to overnight accommodation and a higher daily allowance. In addition, 1st class can be used for train journeys of two hours or more, including transfer times. Another change is the simplification of the compensation for the distance traveled when using one's own vehicle.

An overview of all the important changes is provided in the ServicePortal.

The new LRKG NRW applies to all trips commenced from 1 January 2022. For all trips that have started in 2021, the previous regulations continue to apply.

All travelers who do not have SAP access should use the new forms provided in the ServicePortal for all trips commenced on or after 1 January 2022.

If you have any further questions or require information on the subject of business trips, please do not hesitate to contact the "Ancillary Areas of Personnel Law" department.

Excerpt from a TU Dortmund circular dated 07.02.2022

Location & approach

The campus of the TU Dortmund University is located near the freeway junction Dortmund West, where the A45 crosses the B1/A40. The Dortmund-Eichlinghofen exit on the A45 leads to the South Campus, the Dortmund-Dorstfeld exit on the A40 leads to the North Campus. The university is signposted at both exits.

The "Dortmund Universität" S-Bahn station is located directly on the North Campus. From there, the S1 runs every 20 or 30 minutes to Dortmund main station and in the opposite direction to Düsseldorf main station via Bochum, Essen and Duisburg. In addition, the university can be reached by the bus lines 445, 447 and 462. Timetable information can be found on the homepage of the Rhine-Ruhr transport association, and DSW21 also offers an interactive route network map.

One of the landmarks of the TU Dortmund is the H-Bahn. Line 1 runs every 10 minutes between Dortmund Eichlinghofen and the Technology Center via Campus South and Dortmund University S, while Line 2 commutes every 5 minutes between Campus North and Campus South. It covers this distance in two minutes.

From Dortmund Airport, the AirportExpress takes just over 20 minutes to Dortmund main station and from there to the university by S-Bahn. A wider range of international flight connections is offered by Düsseldorf Airport, about 60 kilometers away, which can be reached directly by S-Bahn from the university's train station.