Positions 15 May 2015

Review of Regulation 1073/2009 (coaches), with Regulation 1071/2009 (market access)

Road transport and railways both complement each other and compete with each other in the single European transport area. A level regulatory and economic playing field between modes will ensure that businesses can deliver for customers, in particular where they are delivering public service contracts. So rail is a stakeholder in discussions about coach and bus market liberalisation, as proposed by the European Commission for a revised Regulation 1073/2009. In this paper, CER is making comments in relation to that proposal, and also to the proposal for a revised Regulation 1071/2009, particularly regarding letter-box companies.