Find out what these industry experts think about topics including the impact of COVID-19 on the rail freight sector, how to unlock more capacity on freight networks, encouraging a modal shift from road to rail, and the opportunities for digitalisation and emerging technologies.
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A new report has found that the number of non-incumbent operators in the European rail freight market has increased to one third of the market share.
The proposal remains the best means to support the rail freight industry through the COVID-19 pandemic in a fair, transparent and non-discriminatory manner, but ERFA has expressed that caution is needed to ensure that proposed direct support to the incumbent holding company does not result in cross-subsidisation or other activities.
The Joint Position Paper from EU Member States shows that growing rail freight is a priority for the majority and has been welcomed by ERFA.
ERFA has outlined that waiving and reducing track access charges remains the best way to assist the sector amidst the COVID-19 pandemic in a fair, transparent and non-discriminatory manner.
Captrain Italia will join the European Rail Freight Association (ERFA) as its newest member from 1 January 2021.
ERFA has welcomed the strategy, which sets out a clear objective of increasing rail freight volumes by 50 per cent by 2030 and doubling rail freight volumes by 2050.
With a second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic now spreading across Europe, ERFA has called for better support for the rail freight industry.
Rail Freight Forward members and sector associations have welcomed an MoU for the development of European Digital Automatic Coupling (DAC) for rail freight.
ERFA - the European Rail Freight Association - has welcomed the adoption by the European Parliament of the proposed European Regulation that establishes measures for a sustainable rail market.
The proposal, made by the French Prime Minister, will see track access charges waived until the end of 2020, which will support rail freight in a post-COVID-19 world.
For Global Railway Review, Conor Feighan, Secretary General of the European Rail Freight Association (ERFA), considers what measures need to be in place to allow rail freight operators to navigate their way out of the COVID-19 crisis in a strong position.
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.
Following the EC's proposal that 2021 should be the European Year of Rail, the European Rail Freight Association has welcomed the proposition due to the positive implications for rail freight.