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Mobility and Transport

Infrastructure

The construction of the trans-European transport network (TEN-T), based on the interconnection and interoperability of national transport networks, including rail, is of great importance to the EU’s economic competitiveness and its balanced and...

The construction of the trans-European transport network (TEN-T), based on the interconnection and interoperability of national transport networks, including rail, is of great importance to the EU’s economic competitiveness and its balanced and sustainable development. As part of the EU’s TEN-T programme, a number of European Coordinators are tasked with facilitating the implementation of certain multi-country rail projects (six including ERTMS) that are seen as a high priority for the network.

One of the EU’s aims for the rail sector is to upgrade implement ERTMS on the 6 ERTMS corridors by 2015–2020, which are covering number of important freight routes. The six routes carry around a fifth of Europe’s rail freight traffic.

The EU has also established a rail network giving priority to freight, through the realisation of a number of international freight-oriented “corridors”.

Infrastructure charges

Modalities to calculate direct costs Infrastructure managers have to set the charges using the infrastructure at the costs directly incurred by the...

Multi-annual contracts

EU transport policy aims to set the legal framework for infrastructure managers and Member States to provide rail infrastructure at the best value...

Platform of Rail Infrastructure managers in Europe

See page on "Infrastructure managers (PRIME)"

The European Rail Network for Competitive Freight

The Regulation concerning a European Rail Network for Competitive Freight (Regulation EU 913/2010) entered into force on 9 November 2010. The...