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

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:

  • 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.