UIP reports on significant cost increase

 On 21st November 2011, the UIP presented the conclusions of one of its working parties which analysed the economic impact of the new EU rules and regulations on rail freight transport. This presentation was made during the yearly symposium of the German union of private wagon keepers (VPI).

Experts from several European countries investigated the various additional costs resulting from the new rules and regulations. On the basis of variable assumptions, threshold and ceiling limits of the costs were determined according to several scenarios.

The results of the study are alarming. It was calculated that, by a supposed typical daily cost figure of 20 € per wagon, the possible costs increase could reach up to 62,8 %. 

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