Community of European Railways and Infrastructure Managers (CER) - Articles and news items
Rail industry news / 19 June 2012 /
Today, the EU member states within the Permanent Representatives Committee (Coreper I) endorsed the compromise text on the recast of the first railway package. Notwithstanding the negative vote of the delegations from Germany, Poland, Estonia, Luxembourg and Austria, the text will now be tabled as a huge, single amendment for the vote in the European Parliament plenary which is scheduled for the first week of July. The Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies (CER) welcomes that the struggle of finding an agreement has finally come to an end.
Rail industry news / 30 May 2012 /
The Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies (CER) and the European Rail Infrastructure Managers (EIM) see the deployment of ERTMS/ETCS as a single signalling standard across Europe as being jeopardised by some actors who try to renege on their promises. This was stressed at the CER/EIM High Level Infrastructure Meeting (HLIM) on 30 May in Paris. Both associations highlighted that they signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) concerning the strengthening of cooperation for the management of ERTMS, on 16 April 2012 together with the European Commission, the European Rail Agency and other stakeholders. The infrastructure managers of both organisations support EU funding for their customers to install ERTMS on-board.
Rail industry news / 19 April 2012 /
The European Commission, the United Nations and the rail sector will further strengthen their collaboration to enhance the rail sector’s climate change resilience. This was agreed during the workshop “Climate Change Adaptation: Reality and Prospects for the rail sector” organised by the Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies (CER) today. All stakeholders present recognised the vulnerability of the rail sector to climate change, hence the importance of prioritising rail transport when mainstreaming climate change adaptation into EU policies.
Issue 3 2011 / 31 May 2011 /
The legal environment of the European rail system has dramatically changed during the last two decades. The three rail packages have caused a completely new structure of the railway business and induced an introduction of a number of new actors on the European railway market. Furthermore, in order to enable railway stakeholders and their customers to fully benefit from the advantages deriving from the establishing of an area without internal frontiers, the interoperability of the national rail networks as well as access thereto has been set out as the ultimate target. (more…)
Rail industry news / 17 March 2010 /
Voting in Brussels on 16 March, members of the European Parliament’s Environment Committee emphasised the importance of more environmentally‐friendly transport when adapting the European Union’s policies to climate change challenges. The European rail sector particularly welcomes provisions to encourage the use of lower carbon modes of transport, and to ensure that all modes abide by the “polluter pays” principle. (more…)