Positions 23 Sep 2014

CER policy recommendations for the 2014-2019 political mandate

This section contains CER’s key documents relating to its sector vision and recommended policy priorities for EU institutions for the 2014-2019 mandate. Our vision is for a European rail sector that is: A competitive and viable first-choice transport mode in terms of price and service quality for both passengers and freight customers The backbone of a seamless and integrated transport system – in close cooperation with the other transport modes An enabling factor for the competitiveness of the European economy, supporting economic growth and job creation, and contributing to an inclusive society Central to the delivery of Europe’s goals of cutting greenhouse gas emissions, achieving energy security, and relieving congestion Our plea to policy-makers is to ensure that: The legislative framework for the railway sector is stabilised – allowing the emergence of an effective and reliable regulatory environment that encourages new investment Rail infrastructure funding is solid, sufficient, and predictable; and EU policies focus on facilitating business development and innovation – leaving companies in charge of choosing the best way to implement, and cities, regions, and Member States in the driving seat of public transport policy A level playing field is created between transport modes – while supporting new infrastructure connections and new complementarities between the modes


CER strategy:

Study on the economic footprint of railway transport in Europe:

CER press releases: