Extension of Regulation establishing measures for a sustainable rail market in view of the COVID-19 outbreak

Extension of Regulation establishing measures for a sustainable rail market in view of the COVID-19 outbreak

Tuesday, 18 May 2021

In a joint letter to the European Commission, CER together with ALLRAIL, ERFA, UIP and UIRR outline their common position regarding the need to extend Regulation 2020/1429 by a further 6 months.

This Regulation allows railway infrastructure managers to waive, reduce or defer infrastructure charges, however the provision is currently set to expire at the end of June. As the sector is still in the process of recovering from the heavy impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, continued support is required to ensure rail is well placed to deliver on Europe’s modal shift objectives.

Read more in the full letter below.