Rhine Valley closure reaches the European Union

Freight train on the Hoekse Lijn

Following a month of disruptions in the Rhine Valley after the rockslide on 15 March, railway undertakings (RU’s) decided to raise the matter on a European Union level and enforce the German Railway Regulation Act. The Network of European Railways (NEE) and the International Union for Road-Rail Combined Transport (UIRR) support this move aiming to activate the International Contingency Management Procedure to release more capacities for rail freight.

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Author: Nikos Papatolios

Nikos Papatolios is editor of RailFreight.com, the online magazine for rail freight professionals.

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