Publications

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.


 

Joint letters to the European Commission and the European Union Agency for Railways on the implementation of the 4th Railwa Package

Joint Letters from several organisations of the Group of Representative bodies

UIP and other representative bodies are suggesting several changes in preparation to the forthcoming meeting of the Expert Group on the implementation of the 4th Railway Package’s Technical Pillar.

Acknowledging the huge efforts made for drafting and continuously amending the draft Implementing Acts (IA) on vehicle authorisation and fees and charges, some crucial and important issues remain to be solved. The Sector would like to propose amendments and call the European Commission and the Agency to reconsider the timetable for TSI LOC&PAS and TSI WAG revisions 2018-2020as to avoid the publications of 3 different TSI versions within 3 years.

Joint Letter to to the German Federal minister Alexander Dobrindt and EU Commissioner Violeta Bulc on Rastatt disaster

Open letter from the representatives of the European rail logistics


The Rhine valley railways will be interrupted for almost two months because of the Rastatt construction site accident. Once the route is reopened the announced date of 7 October 2017, railway logistics will have suffered immense damage.

The Rastatt disruption and the current crisis management is a perfect example of what is wrong with European rail freight transportation.

It is still unclear for many railway experts to understand why the total closure of the line could not have been avoided or significantly shortened by the building of a temporary, single track replacement line immediately after the damage of the Rhine valley line due to construction works.

Europe relies on the railways as the eco-friendly mode of transport of the future. Hoping not to lose our chance of guaranteeing a competitive railway logistics, we rely on your full support.
 
 Together, we are committed to make rail logistics work also in this emergency situation.