Orientation on the use of railway infrastructure capacity in the single European railway area
CER welcomes the publication of the Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the use of railway infrastructure capacity in the single European railway area. The Proposal repeals the Rail Freight Corridors Regulation and makes the necessary adjustments to the Single European Railway Area Directive. It is a timely and necessary piece of legislation to ensure modal shift and to help achieve the ambitious targets of the Green Deal and Smart and Sustainable Mobility Strategy.
However, the Regulation still needs some readjustments, including the most recent input from the sector, in order to help infrastructure managers in Europe optimise their network capacity, coordinate and harmonise essential procedures with the goal of enabling rail to grow its market and bring more people, goods and businesses on rail.
With this orientation paper, CER has gathered the reactions of its members and sets out the basis for further Positions Papers, amendment proposals to the Regulation, as well as cooperation with other sector associations.
Read more in our full paper below.