Publications

Joint position paper on the revision of the CT directive

Views of the Transport Sector on the revision of the Combined Transport Directive


Ahead of the European Commission High-level Conference on European Multimodal Freight Transport in Sofia on 20th March, UIP, along with 11 road and waterborne associations under the IAM Alliance, co-signed a position paper on the proposed revision of the Combined Transport Directive. For UIP, the new proposal of the CT Directive must pave the way for efficient intermodal and multimodal freight services offering level playing field for all modes of transport and promoting better the mode alternatives to suppliers, users and customers. You will find hereunder some of our proposals which we used to launch the Sector discussions and which we already sharedwith the Bulgarian Presidency and MEPs in Brussels.

We are greatly concerned that the new proposal does not guarantee more and new traffic between road and other modes of transport. Instead, it shows a positive discrimination of combined container transport, and creates additional administrative burden which will create extra costs for the Member States and the transport Sector.







 

ERRAC - RAIL 2050 Vision

During the plenary meeting of the European Rail Research Advisory Council (ERRAC), the Rail stakeholders unanimously endorsed the content and subsequent publication of a Rail 2050 Vision.

The document represents the vision of the rail sector for the needs of the future railway system as the backbone of Europe's mobility. It sets out the important role that rail already plays in delivering economic and societal benefits in Europe and that it has the opportunity to contribute much more, taking advantage of technical developments. It also pushes the key message that the rail sector is able and ready to offer a significant contribution to the solution of mobility expectations in both passenger and freight/logistics and support economic growth, social cohesion, competitive markets, etc. by facilitating mobility.

The key to the delivery of this ambitious vision includes a closer collaboration with the other transport modes so as to put customers at the forefront of all considerations.


Joint position paper on the future EU financial framework

Views of the Rail Sector on the post-2020 Multiannual Financial Framework


In the context of the budgetary discussions for the post-2020 period, UIP and other European associations representing the rail sector – would like to explain in this joint paper why it is important for the European Union to continue investing in rail projects, particularly considering the benefits of rail transport for the economy and the whole society. Besides illustrating the European added value of rail projects, the paper also highlights the considerable financial resources still required to complete the TEN-T rail network, modernise and digitalise rail infrastructure and rolling stock in Europe for the benefit of Europe’s citizens.