Facts & figures 11 Sep 2019

Commission study supports shift to clean transport modes like rail and proper internalisation of external costs

In June 2019, the European Commission published a study entitled "Sustainable Transport Infrastructure Charging and Internalisation of Transport Externalities".

This CER Fact Sheet highlights three key insights from the study which show that:

  • rail stands out with low externalities and better variable-cost coverage than any other motorised transport mode, both for passengers and freight;
  • European railways comply with 'user pays' and 'polluter pays' better than any other motorised transport mode;
  • a shift to rail would benefit the environment and citizens in Europe.

Download the fact sheet below to find out more.