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Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies (CER) - Articles and news items

Rail passenger rights to be strengthened in Europe

Rail industry news / 6 July 2015 /

The European Commission has called for better application and enforcement of rail passenger rights in the European Union.

Progress made on EC Fourth Railway Package

Rail industry news / 10 June 2015 /

The EU Transport Council will meet on the 11 June to discuss progress made on the European Commission’s Fourth Railway Package.

Southeast European railways… A puzzle of national companies in need of a regional strategy

Issue 3 2015, Z Homepage promo / 4 June 2015 /

What options are there for the Southeastern Europe railway industry to up their game? Can concentrating on increasing infrastructure financing, adopting fairly-regulated competition and driving forward a clear transport policy help the situation? Libor Lochman, Executive Director at the Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies (CER) and Matteo Mussini, CER Head of Public Affairs and Operations, look at some suggestions…

Coalition sets out plans to counter metal theft in Europe

Rail industry news / 26 May 2015 /

Associations representing the railway, public transport, energy and recycling industries have called on EU policy makers to take action against metal theft in Europe.

EU-Japan Industrial Dialogue on Railways address FTA negotiations

Rail industry news / 22 May 2015 /

The third meeting of EU-Japan Industrial Dialogue on Railways got underway in Brussels yesterday highlighting critical topics addressed in the EU-Japan Free Trade Agreement (FTA) negotiations.

Transporting goods from Asia to the EU – What role for intermodality?

Rail industry news / 25 February 2015 /

On 24 February, the Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies and the Latvian Presidency of the EU jointly organised a political debate on the role of intermodality in the transport of goods from Asia to the EU…

Increasing share of women working in the rail sector

Rail industry news / 9 February 2015 /

CER and ETF published their second annual report on the development of women employment in the rail sector in Europe. The results show that the average share of women working in the rail is increasing and currently stands at around 20%…

Italian Presidency makes partial contribution to Fourth Railway Package and adopts conclusions on transport infrastructure

Rail industry news / 4 December 2014 /

On 3 December, European Transport Ministers adopted a set of Council conclusions on transport infrastructure and the Trans-European Transport Network, in the context of the upcoming review of the Europe 2020 strategy as well as a Progress Report on the Political Pillar of the Fourth Railway Package…

Railways on track in enhancing accessibility as new European rules are adopted

Rail industry news / 18 November 2014 /

The Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies welcomes the adoption of new technical requirements to improve train travel for persons with reduced mobility and disabled persons…

New CER study: ‘The economic footprint of railway transport in Europe’

Rail industry news / 17 November 2014 /

The Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies is pleased to present you with a study recently commissioned on the ‘economic footprint’ of railway transport in the European Union…

CER welcomes Commissioners Bulc, Šefčovič and Katainen

Rail industry news / 3 November 2014 /

On 1 November, the Juncker Commission officially took office…

More than what you think: How railway transport contributes to the EU economy

Rail industry news / 16 October 2014 /

A new study prepared by Dutch consulting company Ecorys reveals the positive economic performance of the European railway sector…