Facts & figures 11 Sep 2019
Commission study supports shift to clean transport modes like rail and proper internalisation of external costs
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.