Sustainable rail market in view of the COVID-19 pandemic

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Mišljenje EGSO-a: Sustainable rail market in view of the COVID-19 pandemic

Practical information

  • Administrator: Alessandro RIZZI, Assistant: Nadezhda SERTOVA
  • Foreseen for the EESC Plenary session:  15-16 July 2020

 

Gist of the Commission document

The proposed regulation intends to complement the existing rail-related framework in order to allow national authorities and rail stakeholders to deal more easily with a number of negative consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic, and to respond to the urgent needs of the railway sector as long as those consequences persist. Such measures concern notably the waiver, reduction or deferral of track access charges for the use of rail infrastructure, as well as the waiver of reservation charges. They cover a reference period from 1 March 2020 until 31 December 2020, in respect of which charges may be altered, by derogation from Article 27 of Directive 2012/34/EU.