4th Railway Package

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The Fourth Railway package [Policy Podcast]

Written by Damiano Scordamaglia, Put forward by the European Commission in 2013, the fourth railway package comprises six legislative proposals to enhance the efficiency and competitiveness of rail across the European Union. It aims to remove the remaining institutional, legal and technical obstacles, and create a truly integrated European Railway Area. The legislative process on … Continue reading

The fourth railway package: ‘Technical pillar’ [Plenary podcast]

Written by Damiano Scordamaglia, Running a train from one country to another is fairly complex and costly as it requires technical compatibility of different railway systems and infrastructure, as well as a common approach to safety. Despite the noteworthy achievements made by the EU since the late 1980s to harmonise rail systems and to create … Continue reading

The fourth railway package: Another step towards a Single European Railway Area

Written by Damiano Scordamaglia with the collaboration of Ivana Katsarova, Railways were the first modern means of transport and the rail network developed considerably across the EU over time. Despite its expansion, when comparing 1995 with 2013, rail’s share has decreased for freight and has remained fairly constant at about 6% for passenger transport. This … Continue reading

Fourth railway package still divides Member States

Written by Ivana Katsarova The fourth railway package was proposed by the Commission in January 2013. This is the latest in a series of reforms over the past 15 years that have led to deep-seated changes in the rail sector aimed at improving the quality of services, cutting their cost and creating greater interoperability within the European railway … Continue reading

The Fourth Railway Package: an overview

Over the past decade, the European Commission has pursued a strategy for the revival of rail transport in the European Union (EU), to achieve a more competitive and resource-efficient transport system. In 2013 this process has moved to a new phase with the publication of a draft legislative package to liberalise domestic passenger rail services … Continue reading

4th Railway Package: focus on Interoperability

On 30th January 2013 the European Commission adopted the 4th railway package, made up of six legislative proposals aiming at enhancing the quality and efficiency of rail services and introducing more choice in railway services in Europe.  Among the proposed measures, the Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on … Continue reading

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