Position papers

  • CER Position - Commercial Conditions

    Thursday, 2 February 2023

    Commercial Conditions are financial mechanisms provided for the amendment and cancellation of requested/allocated train paths in order to incentivise a more efficient usage of the available infrastructure.

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  • Rail infrastructure capacity and traffic management: implementation of TTR and DCM

    Thursday, 2 February 2023

    In view of the forthcoming update of the EU legislation on timetabling and path allocation in rail, this position paper highlight the necessary factors to make Timetable Capacity Redesign for Smart Capacity Management (TTR) a success story.

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  • Reducing the negative impact of Temporary Capacity Restrictions

    Thursday, 2 February 2023

    Successfully reaching the ambitious goals of the European Green Deal and its Sustainable and Smart Mobility Strategy (SSMS) requires a substantial shift of traffic onto the railways. To cope with this additional traffic, a robust rail infrastructure and sufficient rail capacity is needed.

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  • Hydrogen propulsion in the European railway sector

    Thursday, 2 February 2023

    With this paper CER formulates the needs of the railway operating community for hydrogen propulsion in terms of regulation and standardisation.

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  • European Disability Card

    Thursday, 22 December 2022

    Railway companies are continuously keen to improve the travel experience of people with reduced mobility or passengers with disabilities. The European disability card will facilitate free movement for people with disabilities in the EU and make it easier for them to claim their rights under the...

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  • Joint Position - Creating a common European mobility data space

    Tuesday, 6 December 2022

    Data is an essential driver for the further digitalisation and automation of transport operations, for the decarbonisation of mobility and for the development of new mobility solutions that can accelerate modal shift to sustainable transport modes like rail.

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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...

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  • 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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