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ERFA ANNUAL EVENT & GENERAL ASSEMBLY MEETING

11/04/2014

Vice-President and Commissioner Siim KALLAS : “European Rail Freight Association and its Members are an important force for revitalizing the European Rail Freight market and putting it back on the path to growth after decades of decline!”

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ERFA ANNUAL EVENT & GENERAL ASSEMBLY MEETING – PHOTO GALLERY

10/04/2014

Photos of the Board meeting, the walking lunch, the General Assembly Meeting, the Welcome and Speech of VP Kallas, the Seminar-debate, the cocktail reception and the Gala Dinner

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At its 13th General Assembly Meeting, the ERFA welcomed 3 new Members and furthermore welcomed 3 existing Members onto the Board of Directors

10/04/2014

Expansion of ERFA & reinforcement of the Board, strengthening the voice of independent rail operators in Europe, as Vice-President  Siim Kallas and TRAN Chair Brian Simpson pledge their strong on-going support to the sector.


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INVITATION to the ERFA General Assembly Meeting (GAM) and to 12th annual event on next 1st April with Vice-President Siim Kallas and MEP Brian Simpson, Chairman of the TRAN Committee on the theme “The core network needs the 4th Railway Package, enough tal

6/03/2014

ERFA is inviting you to its 12th ANNUAL EVENT, taking place on Tuesday, 1th April 2014 from 4.00 to 10.00 pm at the hotel “Le Méridien” in Brussels (in front of the Central Station and with parking facility nearby).

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POSITIONS / PUBLICATIONS

ERFA Position on the 4th RP after the European Parliament vote on 26th February 2014: NOT withdraw!

5/03/2014

The vote is a success for the technical pillar; the vote is not a success in terms of governance. We nevertheless observe that the ENIM and the associated Coordination Committees – an organization put forward since long by ERFA – are kept. As best, ERFA sees a 4th RP adoption by the end of 2015. …..

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ERFA ANNUAL EVENT & GENERAL ASSEMBLY MEETING

11/04/2014

Vice-President and Commissioner Siim KALLAS : “European Rail Freight Association and its Members are an important force for revitalizing the European Rail Freight market and putting it back on the path to growth after decades of decline!”

READ MORE


ERFA ANNUAL EVENT & GENERAL ASSEMBLY MEETING – PHOTO GALLERY

10/04/2014

Photos of the Board meeting, the walking lunch, the General Assembly Meeting, the Welcome and Speech of VP Kallas, the Seminar-debate, the cocktail reception and the Gala Dinner

READ MORE


INVITATION to the ERFA General Assembly Meeting (GAM) and to 12th annual event on next 1st April with Vice-President Siim Kallas and MEP Brian Simpson, Chairman of the TRAN Committee on the theme “The core network needs the 4th Railway Package, enough tal

6/03/2014

ERFA is inviting you to its 12th ANNUAL EVENT, taking place on Tuesday, 1th April 2014 from 4.00 to 10.00 pm at the hotel “Le Méridien” in Brussels (in front of the Central Station and with parking facility nearby).

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ERFA meets MEPs in Strasbourg to position on the 4th RP and to convince them to stick to the good results of the TRAN Committee

5/02/2014

François Coart and Pierre Tonon met 12 MEPs and Rapporteurs from several countries and political groups. They were informed of new amendments circulating among the MEPs totally endangering the reached compromises in last December.

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ERFA meets the MEPs in Strasbourg and Brussels to inform them as best on the 4th Railway Package challenges to deploy the fully open railway market

30/11/2013

The Secretary General Pierre Tonon met several MEPs (Rapporteurs, Shadow-rapporteurs from different political groups) to shortly remind them some essential business considerations regarding the 4th Railway Package to be voted next December...

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At its 13th General Assembly Meeting, the ERFA welcomed 3 new Members and furthermore welcomed 3 existing Members onto the Board of Directors

10/04/2014

Expansion of ERFA & reinforcement of the Board, strengthening the voice of independent rail operators in Europe, as Vice-President  Siim Kallas and TRAN Chair Brian Simpson pledge their strong on-going support to the sector.


ERFA reacts on the EP vote in plenary session (1st reading) on the 4th Railway Package – The European Parliament allows the long – awaited railway reform to deliver concrete results …. But NOT ALL!

27/02/2014

The 4th railway package is crucial to finalize the basement of the European Railway Reform. The results of the votes in European Parliament last 26th February are too contrasted with steps forward and steps back!

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Before the vote on 26th February in plenary session, ESC, CLECAT and ERFA developed a joint position and asked MEP Franco Frigo and all MEPs to reject CER amendments endangering the non-discriminatory opening of the railway market

18/02/2014

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Coming back from Strasbourg where ERFA tried to convince MEPs not to adopt the CER amendments, ERFA was quoted by Railbusiness and Europolitics because of the challenges and stakes for the still waited market opening via new governance models!

11/02/2014


Open letter from ESC, CLECAT, ERFA addressed to ALL MEPs warning on a risk to jeopardize the results of the TRAN Committee of last 17th December … and the answer letter (05/03/2014) of VP Kallas Cabinet.

10/02/2014

Here-joined an open letter addressed to ALL MEPs - issued by main European Associations representing the shippers (cargo owners) and industry (ESC), the logistic service...

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ERFA Position on the 4th RP after the European Parliament vote on 26th February 2014: NOT withdraw!

5/03/2014

The vote is a success for the technical pillar; the vote is not a success in terms of governance. We nevertheless observe that the ENIM and the associated Coordination Committees – an organization put forward since long by ERFA – are kept. As best, ERFA sees a 4th RP adoption by the end of 2015. …..

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ERFA Position on today’s ERTMS development and problematic: ERFA urges the Commission to develop a synthetic 3D European diagnosis matrix being updated in real time

1/11/2013

During the first meeting on 5th November 2013 of ERTMS Users Group (= the Infrastructure Managers) with the RUs and their Representative Associations (CER, ERFA, EPTTOLA), ERFA pointed out the today’s eclectic ERTMS deployment made of segments not connected to each other and leading to un-harmonized/ incoherent interoperability.


NOISE - ERFA is answering the public and stakeholder consultation “Effective reduction of noise generated by railway freight wagons in use in the European Union”

1/10/2013

Highly concerned by the problematic either on the public acceptance level of the rail freight traffic night and day either on cost increase of the operations level, ERFA answered the consultation


In meeting, the Board of ERFA expressed strong and clear messages regarding the 4th Railway Package under discussion

16/09/2013


ERFA welcomes the commissioning of the 6 first rail freight corridors (RFCs): The prefiguration of the ENIM (European Network of Infrastructure Managers) introduced in the 4th RP governance

12/09/2013

Next 10 November, 6 RFCs enter in operation. These operations are fully supported by ERFA. Our members are market-openers and THE pioneers of the cross-multiborders rail freight traffic. ERFA and several of its Members are actively participating to the RAGs (Railways Undertakings Advisory groups) of corridors 1, 2, 6 and...

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