The President of ERFA “ … We will live every day with what is defined in the 4th RP….. If there is more ERA there will be more interoperability … About the structural model, we are simply calling for new entrants to be able to do their work without discrimination ….”
The Secretary General Pierre Tonon was invited in urgency to join its Polish members in Warsaw, Freightliner and ZNPK (the Federation of independent rail operators) on 7 December to contest in a press conference the unilateral decision of PKP/PLK to suppress 4.000km of Railways lines. Very good success of the conference with a large ...
See the EUROPOLITICS “Rail transport: Independent operators concerned about French reform” and la lettre ferroviaire “La survie des nouveaux entrants face à « la suprématie de la SNCF » en question” articles
The President Coart is worried at French plans to bring the national infrastructure manager RFF back under the umbrella of the State railways SNCF!
Some days before the announcement by the French government of the new Railway Architecture, François Coart is interviewed by LLF in France and comments on the governance models, the decision of the Advocate General, the role of the “pivot” RU, …..
The Secretary General was invited by Privatbahn magazine to comment on separation of infrastructure
The Secretary General was interviewed by the Newspaper La Libre Belgique about the restructuratiion plan of Minister Paul Magnette
Eurporte extends its references in management of port railway’s management with this first multimodal Inland port on river Rhine
The same day as the EESC conference, the Advocate General of the European Court of Justice delivered his opinion. ERFA reacted by issuing a press release
Common press release in Bern on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of VAP/CRE
Comments of Europolitics and interview of Secretary General
The President François Coart address to MEP Brian Simpson following his interview in DVZ of July 21raising some concerns amongst ERFA. See POSITIONS/PUBLICATIONS section.
See the common press release and the comment of ERFA Secretary General
Important results are achieved, especially on Rail Related Services, consultation of users for the 5 years strategy plan of IM and on a better regulation of the market
Interview of the Secretary General by the Belgian newspaper “L’Echo”
ERFA is in favor of the total independence of the Infrastructure Manager which can be reached by the best possible extension of essential functions, those determining the equitable and non-discriminatory access to the network and rail related services (RRS)
Comments on the separation issue by Europolitics
Interview of the Secretary General by the Belgian newspaper “De Tijd”
ERFA’s Secretary General was interviewed by Europolitics on the issues of the recast of the 1st Railway Package
DVZ comments the letter sent by ERFA to Commissioner Vice President S. Kallas