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SIMPLIFICATION OF LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS
Many rail freight services cross the borders of countries where different languages are spoken. This means that rail freight operators must invest in expensive training and that they must carefully roster their train drivers to only drive on certain routes. In addition, when there is a need to divert a train, the absence of a driver with suitable language skills can result in the cancellation of the train. ERFA strongly believes that a single operation language is a necessary step towards an integrated Single European Railway Area.

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