ERFA's Board of Directors welcomes the addition of Ambrogio Intermodal to the ERFA membership. Ambrogio Intermodal is one of the major Italian intermodal transportation companies on the national and international market.
15/2/2024 - Press Release - Provisions of Agreed TEN-T Guidelines a step forward but ERTMS on-board strategy missing
On 14 February 2024, the European Parliament?s Transport and Tourism Committee adopted the compromise text on the Revision of the TEN-T Guidelines. This now paves the way for adoption by the European Parliament Plenary before the European Parliament elections which will, most likely, shortly be followed by approval by EU ministers and formal adoption. Whilst ERFA support that an agreement has been reached, paving the way for clarity on infrastructure developments over the coming decades, further attention will be needed on certain points.
23/1/2024 - Press Release - Strikes in Germany: DB InfraGO must fulfil its sovereign duty as an infrastructure manager
The European rail freight sector has been watching the escalating wage dispute between the GDL and Deutsche Bahn (DB) with bewilderment. After 2-3 days of strikes in December and at the beginning of January, the GDL has now announced a 6-day strike from today (23 January), which in our view is completely disproportionate and will in turn have a significant impact on rail freight transport. This comes at a time when rail freight transport is already in a very critical situation due to the major infrastructure problems in Germany.
11/1/2024 - Press Release - Weights and Dimensions Directive amendment: impractical and ineffective measures for the railway sector
As the EU institutions are debating the European Commission's proposal to amend the Directive governing the Weights and Dimensions of commercial road vehicles (96/53), CER, ERFA, UIC, UIP and UIRR presented today a joint study, carried out by the consultants d-fine GmbH, on the impacts of the Commission's proposal. The study confirms the concerns of the rail freight industry. Should the Commission's proposal be enacted without substantial changes, the proposed measures would have disastrous consequences from a socio-economic and sustainability perspectives.