Position papers

  • Track maintenance for noise control by means of acoustic grinding

    Thursday, 4 June 2015

    The Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies (CER) welcomes the idea that track noise should be controlled in order to improve the overall noise performance of the railway system.

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  • CER position paper on access to transportation data

    Tuesday, 12 May 2015

    Technology has started a revolution in the world of mobility, and has radically modified passengers’ expectations. Modern passengers expect personalised, user-friendly and accurate information services to plan their itineraries and make decisions in only a few clicks.

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  • Implementation of the Recast - ‘Conditions of access to services’ – Article 13

    Friday, 13 March 2015

    In view of the intention of the European Commission (DG MOVE) to start the implementation of Article 13 of the Recast ‘Conditions of access to services’, the Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies (CER) would like to draw attention to some concerns related to this early...

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  • CER letter on EFSI and the Technical Pillar of the 4th Railway Package

    Thursday, 26 February 2015

    In this letter to European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and European Commissioner for Transport Violeta Bulc, CER Chairman Christian Kern and CER Executive Director Libor Lochman express concerns of the Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies regarding the European...

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  • Assessment for the mid-term review of the Transport White Paper 2011

    Monday, 23 February 2015

    The Transport White Paper, adopted by the European Commission in March 2011, provided a comprehensive strategy and vision for tomorrow’s transport in Europe. In the context of the Commission’s forthcoming mid-term review of the Transport White Paper CER reiterates that:

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  • Amendment of the Commission implementing Regulation N°402/2013 on the CSM for risk evaluation and assessment

    Friday, 19 December 2014

    CER, EIM and UNIFE support the proposed legal text. An agreement of these design targets is a valuable and significant step forward for the sector in the application of the CSM RA regulation. Some minor clarifications are still proposed to further improve the text. 

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  • Cooperation agreements

    Tuesday, 4 November 2014

    The guide ("Issuing a safety certificate or safety authorisation – A guide for national safety authorities" ERA Safety Unit 07/07/2014) and especially ERA assumption that RUs “operate under the safety certificate of another RU” raise a substantial lack of understanding among the members of CER...

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  • ETCS-related track access charges

    Friday, 31 October 2014

    Article 32 (4) of Directive 2012/34/EU (Recast Directive) foresees the introduction of a differentiation of track access charges in order to give incentives to equip trains with the European Train Control System (ETCS).

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  • Users’ expectations for ERTMS breakthrough program

    Friday, 31 October 2014

    CER welcomes the ERTMS breakthrough initiative proposed by the European Commission. Indeed, important ERTMS issues remain to be solved.

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  • Future radio communication system

    Tuesday, 24 June 2014

    CER is welcoming the initiative of ERA in defining the next radio communication system for Railways. Many CER members supported this activity and sent their answers to the questionnaire on the operational requirements for radio communication systems.

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