Rail Freight Forward members and sector associations have welcomed an MoU for the development of European Digital Automatic Coupling (DAC) for rail freight.
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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.
In order to ensure the growth of the rail freight industry, ERFA has stressed the need for regulation revisions and a more ambitious approach from the EC.
Rail has a central role to play in providing climate-friendly transport and helping Europe meet its sustainability challenges, and remains the best solution for promoting safe, clean and green mobility.
As controlling the levels of railway transportation noise continues to be a hot topic for the industry, Maria Price, Head of European Policies and Public Affairs at the International Union of Wagon Keepers (UIP) and Markus Vaerst, Acting Secretary General of the European Rail Freight Association (ERFA), reflect on recent…
4 June 2015 | By Julia Lamb, ERFA Secretary General
ERFA, the European Rail Freight Association, brings together the newcomers on the European rail market. ERFA’s members range from railway undertakings to wagon keepers, freight forwarders, leasing companies and national rail associations, covering the whole value chain of rail transportation across Europe. All members are united in a commitment to…
30 September 2013 | By UITP
“If the concept of the ‘lead NSA’ is further promoted, it would bring no real change..."
31 May 2013 | By Rail Forum Europe
“Wagon noise: on the way to remove the last rail environmental burden”...