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RU Dialogue Plenary Meeting

The Railway Undertakings (RUs) Dialogue offers a forum for regular and open dialogue between RUs, the European Commission and the European Union Agency for Railways (ERA).

Summary of the last plenary meeting, 10th May 2016


3rd Plenary Meeting

27th October 2016- Agenda of the meeting

Action list - Sector Statement Rail freight corridors

Recast transposition

Language derogation

Cleaning-up national rules


Railway Security

Railway system report

Road initiative


4th Plenary Meeting

29th March 2017

Sector statement updates

Recast transposition


Cleaning national rules

EC Railway security

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More EU budget for transport!

Why does EU transport need more investments in the future? The transport associations from across the different modes, including ERFA, have joined forces to explain!



ERFA's presentation at the first annual IRG-Rail Forum

At the first annual IRG Rail Forum ERFA gave an overview of the Rail

Freight Corridors from a freight RUs perspective.

The concerns of RUs were presented, highlighting the lack of joint agreement on performance indicators among IMs; the limited coordination on infrastructure works and investments and the lack of provision of appropriate alternatives during TCRs.

The EU legislation establishing the rail freight corridors is too weak on performance objectives and the voluntary initiatives undertaken are not legally binding, limiting the progress of the corridors.

Market oriented KPIs and data would improve the efficiency of the Corridors, potentially attracting more customers and so becoming more attractive to investments. 

Last but not least we need much more coordination and cooperation among IMs. Contingency plans, coordination of works along the lines, alternative routes in case of disruption. We need to be prepared in emergency situations..and to learn lessons from RASTATT!

Rail customers are losing patience….all the efforts made in the past could be for nothing if the RFCs do not make significant progress in performance.



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