Railways Archives

  • Last Transport Council under Danish presidency faces high expectations

    News | Transport 04-12-2002

    The Transport Council of 5-6 December is to discuss maritime safety, air transport, heavy goods transport through Austria, the revitalisation of the EU's railways and the integration of environmental into transport policy. It is the last meeting of Transport ministers under the Danish presidency.

  • Privatisation of railways transport

    Opinion | Transport 10-09-2002

    Privatisation of railways transport Estonia is the most advanced country in the region concerning the privatization of the railway industry, with the sale of 100% of EDELARAUDTEE (passengers) to a British company (GB Railways) in December 2000, and of 66% of EESTI RAUDTEE (freight) to a consortium of British, Americans and Estonians in April 2001. EVR, …

  • Liberalisation of railway transport in the CEEC

    Opinion | Enlargement 20-06-2002

      Liberalisation of railway transport in the CEEC As the countries adopt the acquis communautaire at an unequal rhythm, the liberalization of the railway sector is therefore heterogeneous and mainly concerns the transport of goods. In general, governments endeavor to modernize the national conveyor and network before considering free competition or opening its capital. Transport of passengers OnlyEstoniaand to …

  • Commission promotes liberalisation of railways

    News | Transport 24-01-2002

    On 23 January, the Commission presented the second package to revitalise the European railway industry. This package includes proposals for opening up Member States' freight transport systems to competition and more coordinated safety measures.

  • Commission to present second railway package

    News | Transport 21-01-2002

    On 23 January, the Commission will present a communication and five new legislative proposals to revitalise the European railway industry. This so-called "second railway package" includes proposals for opening up Member States' goods transport systems to competition, new measures on rail safety and interoperability, the creation of a European Rail Agency for safety and interoperability, and the EU's membership of the Intergovernmental Organisation for International Carriage by rail (OTIF).

  • Agreement on railway liberalisation

    News 24-11-2000

    The European Parliament and the Council reached a conciliation agreement on the liberalisation of the rail freight sector