The Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies (CER) has collected data from its members which reveals the alarming financial impact of COVID-19 on railways.
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With the ‘European Year of Rail’ already underway, Alberto Mazzola, Executive Director of the Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies (CER), writes that, during this busy year for the European rail community, focus must be on recovery and development to make Europe's rail ambitions become reality.
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Mazzola will follow Libor Lochman into the role, following an unanimous vote at the CER General Assembly on 21 September.
Rail Freight Forward members and sector associations have welcomed an MoU for the development of European Digital Automatic Coupling (DAC) for rail freight.
The Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies (CER) has suggested in a new position paper that transport should help finance post-COVID-19 recovery, through application of user-pays and polluter-pays principles.
CER, EIM and UNIFE have published the European rail sector's pledge to help deliver a more sustainable and smart transportation sector.
From the Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies (CER), Libor Lochman (Executive Director) and Ester Caldana (Senior Policy Adviser for Social and Public Affairs) explain that promoting the rail sector’s credentials will help to overcome recruitment challenges and make the industry appealing to new generations.
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CER and UNIFE have written an open letter to European rail ministers highlighting the importance of integrating rail into the European Union’s post-COVID-19 recovery.
Libor Lochman, Executive Director of the Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies (CER), writes that although its members are suffering severely from the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic, railways are working hard to ensure freight and passenger rail transport continues.
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The presidents of ALLRAIL, CER, ERFA, UIP and UIRR have called on the European Commission to introduce new measures to protect the rail industry amidst the COVID-19 crisis.
Despite the impact COVID-19 is having on the European rail sector, CER has highlighted how the industry is doing its upmost to ensure continued operation.