Position papers

  • ERTMS Business Case on the 9 core network corridors

    Thursday, 20 October 2016

    This joint position paper outlines CER and ERFA's views on the corridor business cases for ERTMS. The case study is welcomed as it is an important step towards a systematic investigation into the economic perspective of ERTMS.

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  • HS2 proposal on platform heights - CER Position Paper

    Monday, 3 October 2016

    The UK presented at RISC (Railway Interoperability and Safety Committee) proposals for the European Commission’s consideration on possible ways to permit the UK to build HS2 platforms at a higher height (1100-1200 mm).

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  • EU VAT Action Plan - CER Position Paper

    Wednesday, 31 August 2016

    CER supports the European Commission's proposal, made in its VAT Action Plan of April 2016, to grant Member States more freedom in setting their VAT rates, specifically to make derogations legally applied in Member States available to all Member States.

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  • European Accessibility Act - CER Position Paper

    Tuesday, 5 July 2016

    Rail services are by far more accessible than they were in the past and many passengers with disabilities are able to take trains without assistance.

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  • ERTMS Business Case for RALP and NSM Corridors

    Thursday, 23 June 2016

    CER acknowledges the analysis presented during the workshop on 28 April 2016.

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  • Rail as a key to decarbonising transport

    Friday, 3 June 2016

    The European Commission has announced, for summer 2016, a Communication on decarbonising the transport sector, thus about reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from transport operations in the EU.

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  • Building an ATO roadmap

    Thursday, 26 May 2016

    A solution for automated train operation (ATO) is a Railway sector need that will improve the overall and local performance of the rail system. Development must now support positive business cases on actor level.

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  • A Roadmap for Digital Railways

    Tuesday, 26 April 2016

    Digitalisation is one of the top priorities for the rail sector and its future. Representing the railways, CER, CIT, EIM and UIC present this joint Roadmap for digital railways highlighting the opportunities and challenges of rail digitalisation.

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  • Road package: ensure fair competition between transport modes

    Thursday, 18 February 2016

    A road package has been announced by the European Commission for 2016. CER urges the Commission to give road pricing high priority, with a move to mandatory distance-based tolling, at least for trucks and coaches.

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  • CER Rail Freight Noise Strategy

    Wednesday, 17 February 2016

    The CER Rail Freight Noise Strategy brings together in one place the policy principles required to influence the upcoming EU noise measures.

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