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

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…

CER policy recommendations for the new political mandate

Rail industry news / 14 October 2014 /

The Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies has published a set of ‘Policy Priorities’ for the 2014-2019 mandate – recommendations for EU policy-makers CER believes would be conducive to effective EU railway and transport policies in the years to come…

Rail sector urgently needs adoption of Technical Pillar of the Fourth Railway Package

Rail industry news / 6 October 2014 /

On 8 October, EU Transport Ministers will meet in Brussels to discuss the Fourth Railway Package…

NEW CER publications: “CER’s vision for the future of European Railways” & “The Voice of European Railways”

Rail industry news / 2 October 2014 /

The Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies is pleased to present its new publications…

CER and UNIFE call for a Transport Pillar within the 2030 Framework for Climate and Energy Policies

Rail industry news / 26 June 2014 /

The Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies and the Association of the European Rail Industry encourage the Member States to consider a transport dimension for the post 2020 climate and energy policies…

Why railway transport matters to sustainability goals

Issue 2 2014 / 11 April 2014 /

Transport poses two major sustainability challenges: greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) and dependence on imported oil. Railway transportation has very favourable characteristics on both counts, making modal shift in favour of rail a naturally attractive policy goal.

Transport Council lights the way to a breakthrough in European rail research and gives green light for the ERA Regulation

Rail industry news / 14 March 2014 /

A satisfying compromise was found by Europe’s Transport Ministers for the legal framework of the Shift²Rail Joint Undertaking, well balancing the needs of railway undertakings and infrastructure managers as well as the European railway manufactures and suppliers…

European Parliament paves the way for the future of a healthy European railway sector

Rail industry news / 26 February 2014 /

The Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies welcomes the outcome of the European Parliament vote on all aspects of the Fourth Railway Package…

Safety & Security supplement 2014

Issue 1 2014, Supplements, Z Homepage promo / 13 February 2014 /

Libor Lochman, Executive Director at the CER provides an article about how the industry should work together to combat metal theft, Jacques Colliard from the UIC covers ways that railways can safeguard their infrastructures and Christian Schang from SNCF details safety management operations for the French railway network…