“Without good quality and efficient infrastructure, there will be no modal shift”

Posted: 14 July 2021 | | No comments yet

Craig Waters, Editor of Global Railway Review, speaks with Marina Potapidou, Infrastructure Policy Adviser at CER, about why investing in rail infrastructure will contribute to making the European Green Deal a reality.

Decarbonising the EU economy and the climate requires decarbonising EU transport; but unfortunately, the transport sector represents almost a quarter of Europe’s greenhouse gas emissions, and it is the only sector that is failing to reach decarbonisation objectives.

So, the logical step is to create a shift to clean transport and especially rail.

In this video interview, Marina Potapidou, Infrastructure Policy Adviser at the Community for European Railways and Infrastructure Companies (CER), discusses several aspects in rail’s decarbonisation efforts, including digital transformation, the completion of the TEN-T Network, infrastructure developments to help deliver the European Green Deal objectives, and the funding mechanisms in place and available for rail infrastructure projects.

Marina CER

Marina Potapidou, Infrastructure Policy Adviser, CER

At CER, Marina is responsible for infrastructure related issues in the rail sector. Prior to joining CER, Marina worked as a EU Policy Advisor at the European Rail Infrastructure Managers Association (EIM). With a background in political science and EU studies, Marina has studied and worked in England, Greece, Belarus and Belgium.