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ERFA urges MEPs to defend financial transparency

22-02-16

ERFA urges MEPs to defend financial transparency

In the updated position on the Governance negotiations ERFA urges the European Parliament to fight for financial transparency. The current status quo allows for the diversion of public money and other sources of revenue away from infrastructure investment and to undermine the running of competing rail services. ERFA argues this is not in the public interest or long term stratgic rail interest for a sustainable rail sector.

 

ERFA position on Governance Trilogue

04-11-15

ERFA position on Governance Trilogue

ERFA proposes amendments based on the European Parliament and Council positions.

 


ERFA Input Paper - Reforming rail

03-09-15

ERFA Input Paper - Reforming rail

In reforming the management of railways priority must be given to making rail a more attractive transport mode both for customers and for investment in the sector. Ahead 8th September Council meeting ERFA opposes provisions that continue to allow anti-competitive behaviour, harming the quality of existing rail services as well as detering new investment into the rail sector.

 

ERFA input paper on Governance discussions

15-07-15

ERFA input paper on Governance discussions

Ahead of the Council Working Party meeting of 16th July ERFA urges for the creation of a one stop shop for all infrastructure-related issues and for assurances that the fragmentation of the Infrastructure functions will not lead to increased costs for the rail system.

 


Open Letter on 4th RP Market Pillar

30-06-15

Open Letter on 4th RP Market Pillar

 

ERFA Practical guide to Recast Implementation

16-06-15

ERFA Practical guide to Recast Implementation

ERFA has prepared a user-friendly guide to all the new measures that come into force on 16th June 2015 and that Member States are expected to have already transposed into national law. ERFA relies on the Member States to ensure timely and effective implementation of the Recast Directive and on the European Commission to take action where there are delays or breaches of the implementation.

 


ERFA position paper on the Transport White Paper revision

27-05-15

ERFA position paper on the Transport White Paper revision

ERFA fully supports the rail growth targets from the 2011 Transport White Paper, but wants to see more concrete action from the European Commission and Member States in order to achieve them.

 

ERFA position paper on NRMM

20-05-15

ERFA position paper on NRMM

ERFA urges the proposals on emission standards for rail not to be set in a vacuum, disconnected from the realities of the conditions necessary for incentivising growth in the rail sector.

 

ERFA updated position on Governance

20-04-15

ERFA updated position on Governance

In reaction to the latest version of the new compromises on the 4th Railway Package ERFA raises concerns over weakened independence requirements of the infrastructure manager and urges caution over the "association" of railway undertakings in traffic management.

 

Open Letter urging ambition in transforming rail into a customer-friendly sector

10-03-15

Open Letter urging ambition in transforming rail into a customer-friendly sector

In a letter co-signed with Europe-wide representatives of freight forwarders, shippers, passengers, rail-road operators and environmental organisations ERFA calls on Member States to push through important changes on the Market Pillar of the 4th Railway Package.

 

 







Private investments into rail – what  framework conditions?  Input paper

03-09-14

Private investments into rail – what framework conditions? Input paper

ERFA has produced a new document intended to feed into the discussions on the political pillar of the 4th Railway Package.
The input paper exposes the discriminatory practices faced by new entrants across Europe.

 

ERFA latest position paper on the 4th Railway Package – developments under the Italian Presidency

27-08-14

ERFA latest position paper on the 4th Railway Package – developments under the Italian Presidency

ERFA seeks to steer discussions towards a regulatory framework that promotes rail growth and away from discriminatory practices that hinder newcomers to the rail market.

 

Best practice from the UK: separated rail markets enable competition and promote growth and investment

21-07-14

Best practice from the UK: separated rail markets enable competition and promote growth and investment

An open letter from the British Rail Freight Group

 

ERFA Position Paper on the 4th Railway Package

18-07-14

ERFA Position Paper on the 4th Railway Package

The rail reform, as proposed by the European Commission’s 4th Railway Package, is the right way forward for achieving a much-needed revitalisation of the rail sector in Europe. 

 


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

01-11-13

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

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”

01-10-13

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

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

16-09-13

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

 



First comments of ERFA on the 4th RP draft reports issued by the TRAN Committee’s Rapporteurs

03-07-13

First comments of ERFA on the 4th RP draft reports issued by the TRAN Committee’s Rapporteurs

The Rapporteurs issued their draft reports on 18 June. Following a focused Reading, ERFA decided to deliver first comments. Here there are on the 4 reports regarding the Commission’s proposals of Interoperability directive, Safety directive, ERA regulation (all three representing the technical pillar of the 4th RP) and governance and passengers open access directive (let’s say the recast of the recast of the 1st RP). These reports are submitted to amendments to be delivered no later than 16 September.

 



ERFA issues 2 new presentations for better communication towards members, EU institutions and stakeholders

12-04-13

ERFA issues 2 new presentations for better communication towards members, EU institutions and stakeholders

 









ERFA position on the Advocate General opinion

06-09-12

ERFA position on the Advocate General opinion

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

 

ERFA expressed its opinion on the social conditions and dialogue for the Railways workers

06-09-12

ERFA expressed its opinion on the social conditions and dialogue for the Railways workers

In the frame of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) conference : Reforming European railway legislation

 

The 100 year celebration of our ERFA Member VAP/CRE in Bern, Switzerland

31-08-12

The 100 year celebration of our ERFA Member VAP/CRE in Bern, Switzerland

The Secretary General participates to the celebration in Bern. On the occasion, a publication was edited with the ERFA contribution

 

ERFA Open letter to Brian Simpson, MEP, Chairman of the Committee of transport and tourism

07-08-12

ERFA Open letter to Brian Simpson, MEP, Chairman of the Committee of transport and tourism

The President François Coart address to MEP Brian Simpson following his interview in DVZ of July 21raising some concerns amongst ERFA

 

Joint Position paper on the future role of ERA

10-07-12

Joint Position paper on the future role of ERA

ERFA and CER cooperate and share the views on the future role of ERA …. With some nuances which could be emphasized in the 4th Railway package discussions

 

ERFA position on the EC discussion paper on a Single European Rail Infrastructure Mangement

30-04-12

ERFA position on the EC discussion paper on a Single European Rail Infrastructure Mangement

 

Hearing of ERFA by the Belgian Parliament on SNCB restructuration

24-04-12

Hearing of ERFA by the Belgian Parliament on SNCB restructuration

Presentation of the Secretary general

 

Hearing of ERFA and UIP on TrenItalia unjustified restriction for ECM

19-04-12

Hearing of ERFA and UIP on TrenItalia unjustified restriction for ECM

See the common letter signed by Secretary General

 

ERFA’s President comment on ERTMS new MoU (baseline 3) signature

16-04-12

ERFA’s President comment on ERTMS new MoU (baseline 3) signature

In Copenhagen under Danish Presidency

 

ERFA supports the Luino line in Italy as part of the Rotterdam-Genoa corridor

16-02-12

ERFA supports the Luino line in Italy as part of the Rotterdam-Genoa corridor

 

The ERFA Agenda & wagon keepers

30-01-12

The ERFA Agenda & wagon keepers

Presentation of Secretary General on the General Assembly meeting of BeWAG

 

The Recast and the ERFA statement by IRG-Rail

29-11-11

The Recast and the ERFA statement by IRG-Rail

Presentation of Secretary General in plenary meeting with Stakeholders in Bonn (D) by BNetzA

 

Major topics in the European rail freight policy

29-10-11

Major topics in the European rail freight policy

Presentation of Secretary General by VDV 82. Sitzung des Ständigen Ausschusses der Arbeitsgemeinschaft Eisenbahnen öffentlicher Häfen (EöH) in Dresden (D)

 

Potential for optimizing single wagon load rail traffic …. By investing in infrastructure for the 1st and last mile and non discriminatory use of service facilities

06-10-11

Potential for optimizing single wagon load rail traffic …. By investing in infrastructure for the 1st and last mile and non discriminatory use of service facilities

Presentation of Secretary General by VDV’s 6th International VDV Railway Congress I n Frankfurt

 

ERFA and the major challenges for private rail freight operators

04-10-11

ERFA and the major challenges for private rail freight operators

Presentation by Secretary General to RETRACK Synthesis Workshop 2011 in Mechelen (B)

 

ERFA Position Paper on the 4th Railway Package

ERFA Position Paper on the 4th Railway Package

The rail reform, as proposed by the European Commission’s 4th Railway Package, is the right way forward for achieving a much-needed revitalisation of the rail sector in Europe.