Policy

CER calls for extra EU investment to help rail

The Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies (CER) is demanding that European policymakers increase central funding in the coming years to meet the rail – including freight – sector’s needs. CER wants the budget for...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Weedy
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Storm Friederike disrupts Dutch rail freight

Strong winds in The Netherlands on Thursday which badly affected the rail network had a major impact on freight services. DB Cargo Nederland said the winds, which also affected Belgium and Germany, caused ‘serious disruption’ to...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Weedy
Image: Deutsche Bahn AG / Oliver Lang DB beschleunigt Lärmschutz im Güterverkehr

EU consultation on freight noise rule changes

The European Union Agency for Railway (ERA) is running a consultation on draft changes to technical rules governing noise from rail freight wagons. It is proposing a revision of the technical specifications for interoperability (TSIs) so...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Weedy
Norbert Tilai, Hungary/Russian German Friendship / CER

CER and ETF work plan focuses on freight

A special focus on rail freight forms part of a joint work plan by the European Transport Workers Federation (ETF) and the Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies (CER). Following a meeting in Brussels, the...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Weedy