Press Release - Weights and Dimensions Directive amendment: impractical and ineffective measures for the railway sector

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.

Linked documents

Study on Weights and Dimensions ( 2024-01-11_Study_WeightsDimensions - Phase II_v1.1-1704972732.pdf )

Press Release - Weights and Dimensions Directive amendment: impractical and ineffective measures for the railway sector ( 2024-01-11_CER.ERFA.UIC.UIP.UIRR.on.WDD.impact_11.01.2024_final-V2-1704984688.pdf )

Presentation - d-fine study on the impacts of the amendments to the Weights & Dimensions Directive on combined transport and rail freight ( 2024-01-11_WDD Study d-fine-1704984763.pdf )