Facts and figures

  • Carbon pricing as a tool for delivering sustainable mobility

    Tuesday, 13 July 2021

    The European Commission's 'Fit for 55' package is expected to include a number of legislative proposals: from a new revision of the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS) to a number of amending directives related to energy policy.

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

    Wednesday, 11 September 2019

    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:

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  • Put Europe "on track" to achieve climate-neutral transport

    Wednesday, 10 October 2018

    Transport emissions are the main obstacle in delivering the EU's climate commitments. Rail, on the other hand, is leading the way to climate-neutral mobility in Europe: it is the only mode reducing its emissions and already delivering zero-emission transport.

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  • The Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) and its wider benefits

    Wednesday, 29 August 2018

    Transport generates jobs and growth economy-wide for prosperity and cohesion across the EU. Investing in transport, particularly rail transport, is investing in the EU, and CEF is the best tool for it. Find out more in this CER fact sheet.

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  • The future of transport investments - What MFF do we need?

    Thursday, 1 February 2018

    The Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies (CER) calls upon policymakers to increase the CEF transport budget in the post-2020 Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) in order to contribute to the huge financial needs of the transport sector.

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  • Working conditions of rail mobile workers in international services

    Thursday, 23 November 2017

    EU-wide minimum standards on working time apply to rail cross-border mobile workers. 

    In the context of the increasing importance and steady development of international rail transport, these minimum standards:

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  • Road charging / Revising the Eurovignette Directive

    Wednesday, 27 September 2017

    Railways pay distance-based charges everywhere in the EU (100% tolling by EU law), covering at least the direct cost of infrastructure use, plus often a mark-up. By contrast, even for major roads (motorways and other main roads), charges (vignettes or tolls) are currently only applied to trucks...

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  • Radio spectrum for rail

    Friday, 9 June 2017

    Dedicated railway communications networks are used throughout Europe contributing to the transportation, security and safety of about 9 billion passengers in Europe every year. This CER Fact Sheet illustrates why rail needs its own frequency bands to safely transport passengers and goods across...

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  • Reducing rail freight noise

    Thursday, 4 May 2017

    Rail freight noise is the last remaining environmental challenge for the European rail sector.

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  • EU ETS reform

    Thursday, 29 September 2016

    The Emission Trading System (ETS) - the world's first and largest GHG trading system - is currently being revised with the aim of delivering a GHG reduction of at least 40% by 2030 compared to 1990 levels.

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