Handbook on the Regulation concerning a European rail network for competitive freight

Handbook on the Regulation concerning a European rail network for competitive freight

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Following its adoption by the European Parliament and the Council on 22 September 2010, Regulation EC 913/2010 concerning a European rail network for competitive freight entered into force on 9 November 2010.

The concept of a European rail network for competitive freight has met much interest and response from the rail freight sector and other stakeholders. Several parties raised questions about the interpretation of different parts of the Regulation. The Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport (DG MOVE) has therefore decided to publish this handbook on the Regulation with guidelines and recommendations for its implementation, contributing to a harmonised implementation of the regulation and the use of existing good practices.

The handbook contains practical advice for the parties concerned and gives examples on how to deal with the various aspects of implementation. The examples given in this handbook are partly taking up practices, methods and suggestions from the parties involved in the Rail Freight Corridors or in the ERTMS-corridors.

Click here to download the file.