Latest publications

  • 4th CER Essay

    Wednesday, 30 November 2022

    The CER Essays initiative features a series of essays that show the rail sector as contributing not only to EU transport policy, but touching on different aspects of society at large.

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  • Open letter to the European Commission on energy crisis

    Friday, 14 October 2022

    In an open letter to European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, Vice-Presidents Frans Timmermans and Margrethe Vestager, as well as the Commissioners for Energy, Kadri Simson, and Transport, Adina Vălean, CER has called for further extraordinary measures to be taken into consideration... Read More

  • Imagining a Europe connected by high-speed rail

    Tuesday, 11 October 2022

    The revision of TEN-T is a chance to promote the creation of an interoperable European high-speed network linking European capitals and major cities, connecting urban nodes and airports and supporting the development of international passenger servcies.

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  • CER Position - Carbon labelling scheme towards sustainable mobility

    Tuesday, 4 October 2022

    In the last years the awareness of transport’s impact on the environment (energy consumption, GHG emissions and local pollution) has grown, but transport users currently lack a carbon footprint label that is based on a credible methodology. The Commission is currently working on this methodology... Read More

  • CER Position - Combined transport and road vehicle weights & dimensions

    Monday, 26 September 2022

    In the era of multimodality, the Revision of the Combined Transport Directive and the Road Vehicle Weights & Dimensions Directive are two sides of the same coin.

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  • CER Position - Train Drivers Directive

    Monday, 26 September 2022

    The European Commission announced in 2022 a review of Directive 2007/59/EC on certification of train drivers (the 'Train Drivers Directive'), aiming to address outdated provisions, ambiguous language, and possible scope adjustments.

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  • CER Position - Revision of the Railway State Aid Guidelines

    Friday, 23 September 2022

    In the context of the European Commission's revision of the “Community guidelines on State aid for railway undertakings”, CER has gathered its members' views in regard to the content of the updated text which is currently being developed by DG Competition.

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  • 2022 DAC Sector Statement

    Wednesday, 21 September 2022

    This Sector Statement on the Digital Automatic Coupler (DAC) showcases the need and the advantages to roll-out this innovative device across the European railway system in an accelerated and concerted manner.

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  • Joint Position – Supply and pricing of energy threaten Europe’s modal shift objectives

    Thursday, 15 September 2022

    The ongoing crisis in European energy markets triggered by the Russian invasion of Ukraine will have a significant impact on all sectors. Despite its energy-efficiency rail transportation is no exemption.

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  • Joint position - Vehicle authorisation Conformity to type (CTT)

    Thursday, 28 July 2022

    This CER, AERRL, UIP position and problem statement provides a return of experience from the application of the 4th Railway Package’s Technical Pillar by the railway operating community.

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