Facts and figures

  • Rail infrastructure quality and performance in 2013

    Monday, 4 July 2016

    Based on a survey conducted by CER among its infrastructure companies, this fact sheet aims to present the performance of Europe’s infrastructure companies in 2013 compared to 2012, including important quantity, quality and financial indicators. CER intends to continue the survey on an annual...

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  • Tackling rail freight noise

    Tuesday, 14 June 2016

    Rail transport has a negligible impact on the environment. Nevertheless, one remaining environmental challenge for the European rail sector is noise.

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  • Broad-gauge infrastructure in northern & eastern Europe

    Wednesday, 15 April 2015

    The majority of the trans-European railway network was built with 1.435 mm track gauge. Due to historical reasons and in particular the vicinity to Russia, Belarus and Ukraine, some European railway networks differ in terms of technical parameters and operational aspects.

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  • The Transport White Paper targets: rail contribution

    Wednesday, 18 March 2015

    The Transport White Paper, adopted by the European Commission in March 2011, provided a comprehensive strategy and vision for tomorrow’s transport in Europe. For its mid-term review by the Commission, CER reiterates that:

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  • Rail ticketing - State of play, lifecycle and future trends

    Monday, 2 February 2015

    The rail sector is keen to embrace technological and societal changes in order to meet the needs and expectations of its passengers. The last five years have been marked by a shift towards electronic and virtual tickets and increasingly personalised offers, and this is set to continue.

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  • Rail freight: crucial for Europe's competitiveness and energy security

    Wednesday, 26 November 2014

    Rail freight is particularly well placed to reduce Europe's dependence on imported fuels, due to its high energy efficiency and major reliance on electric energy. Rail freight can support Europe's competitiveness if the right framework conditions are set in place.

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  • Rail infrastructure quality and performance in 2012

    Wednesday, 24 September 2014

    This factsheet is based on a survey conducted by CER among its infrastructure companies. The aim is to present the performance of Europe's infrastructure companies in 2012 compared to 2011, including important quantity, quality and financial indicators.

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