Position papers

  • Rail Freight Corridors & Timetable Redesign (TTR)

    Monday, 4 April 2022

    EU Regulation 913/2010 on the creation of a European rail network for competitive freight transport relies on so-called 'Rail Freight Corridors' (RFCs) to achieve transport and environmental policy goals in Europe.

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  • CER Position - Proposal for a Regulation on TEN-T Guidelines

    Monday, 28 March 2022

    The Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on Union guidelines for the development of the trans-European transport network, amending Regulation (EU) 2021/1153 and Regulation (EU) No 913/2010 and repealing Regulation (EU) 1315/2013 (TEN-T Regulation), puts forward...

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  • CER guiding principles for the revision of the Weights & Dimensions Directive

    Friday, 18 March 2022

    Rail is 7 times more energy-efficient than road, therefore cooperation, coordination and solidarity between modes is the way forward if we want to be able to transport goods using less energy.

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  • CER Position - Action plan to boost long-distance and cross-border passenger rail

    Friday, 11 March 2022

    European railways welcome the timely adoption of the EU Action plan to boost long-distance and cross-border passenger rail services, which shows the commitment of the European Commission to reach ambitious goals coming from the EU Green Deal and the Sustainable and Smart Mobility Strategy.

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  • Striving for a virtual European Traffic Management

    Wednesday, 9 February 2022

    The EU’s Smart and Sustainable Mobility Strategy sets ambitious targets in rail transport, granting it a prominent role in the transition towards zero-emission mobility and the delivery of the EU Green Deal objectives.

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  • CER Position - CountEmissions EU

    Friday, 17 December 2021

    According to the EU Sustainable and Smart Mobility Strategy, the Commission plans to establish a European framework for the harmonised measurement of transport and logistics greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2022.

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  • CER Position - Making transport fit for 55

    Wednesday, 15 December 2021

    With this position paper, CER would like to contribute to the legislative discussion on the Fit for 55 package with concrete policy suggestions that recognise the role of rail as the most energy-efficient transport mode and the existing solution that reconciles economic growth and job creation...

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  • CER Position - Multimodal Digital Mobility Services Regulation

    Tuesday, 2 November 2021

    Responding to the European Commission's inception impact assessment on the proposal for a Regulation on Multimodal Digital Mobility Services, CER put forward the below position paper calling for support of sector-based solutions as the starting point when improving multimodal ticketing.

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  • CER Position - Inception Impact Assessment on Revision of Rail State aid Guidelines

    Friday, 29 October 2021

    CER members welcome the European Commission's Inception Impact Assessment (IIA) for the Revision of the Community Guidelines on State aid for railway undertakings. 

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  • CER Ticketing Roadmap

    Thursday, 30 September 2021

    European railways realise that the railway system is a fundamental pillar to reach the European carbon emission goals of the ‘European Green Deal’ and therefore we will actively contribute to its successful implementation. In order to achieve the necessary modal shift, we will need to focus on...

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