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Trains set to power ahead as Europe plans for transport modes to bear their true environmental and social cost


22 Jun 2009



Rail will play a key role in the future of transport, as Europe seeks to improve transport efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, a communication on the future of transport published by the European Commission on 17 June claims. In line with what European rail infrastructure managers have long been calling for, the Commission document argues for the internalisation of the external costs of transport, more efficient use of existing infrastructure and the opening up of the transport market.

Michael Robson, Secretary General of EIM, the association of European Rail Infrastructure Managers, said “We very much welcome this communication, which reflects much of our thinking on the future of transport in the coming decades, particularly in regards to market opening and making efficient use of infrastructure by reducing bottlenecks.” […]

Please see the attached news release from EIM for the full story.

Patrick Keating

Public Affairs Manager

European Rail Infrastructure Managers

Rue de la Loi, 28

B 1040 Brussels

Tel: +32 2 234 37 70

Fax: +32 2 234 37 79


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