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The Observer

2.07.2018

The Observer-Improving European Rail Freight

This Policy Brief reflects upon the discussions at the 16th Florence Rail Forum that took place in Florence on May 7th 2018. On the dedicated webpage, […] read more

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16th Florence Rail Forum-Improving European Rail Freight – Presentations now available for download

Rail freight has a crucial role to play in both reaching the EU’s climate goals and supporting economic growth and competitiveness. Speakers at the 16th Florence […] read more

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15th Florence Rail Forum

The Observer

15.02.2018

The Observer-Private Financing of Railway Infrastructure

This Policy Brief reflects upon the discussions at the 15th Florence Rail Forum that took place on November 24th 2017. On the dedicated webpage, all presentations and summaries are […] read more

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REGUTRAIN UNED

Transport News

21.11.2017

Next REGUTRAIN workshop: Implementing the fourth railway package

The workshop “Implementing the fourth railway package: different models to introduce competition in long-distance services” takes place on Friday, December 1st in Madrid.   read more

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rail expo

Transport News

4.10.2017

FSR presents at the Italian Rail Expo

The 7th edition of the Italian Rail Expo “Italy’s Showcase for Railway Technology, Products and Systems” took place from Tuesday, October 3rd to Thursday, October 5th in […] read more

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The Observer

21.09.2017

The Observer – Competition in Passenger Railways in Europe

This Policy Brief reflects upon the discussions at the “Florence Executive Seminar on Competition in Passenger Railways” that took place on June 15th 2017. On the dedicated […] read more

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role railway undertakings mobility future

The Observer

21.07.2017

The Observer – Which Role for Railway Undertakings in the Mobility of the Future?

This European Transport Regulation Observer reflects upon the discussions at the 14th Florence Rail Forum. “Which Role for Railway Undertakings in the Mobility of the […] read more

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role railway undertakings mobility future

Which role for railway undertakings in the mobility of the future?

Digitalization is producing a dramatic change in the transportation sector, across and within existing modes of mobility. Speakers at the 14th Florence Rail Forum shared their […] read more

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Matthias Finger

Transport News

6.03.2017

Antwerp Rail School 2017 – From basic rail knowledge to rail insiders’ strategies

FSR-Transport Director, Prof Matthias Finger, is teaching this week at the fifth edition of the “Antwerp Rail School: from basic rail knowledge to rail insiders’ […] read more

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16th Florence Rail Forum-Improving European Rail Freight – Presentations now available for download

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Rail freight has a crucial role to play in both reaching the EU’s climate goals and supporting economic growth and competitiveness. Speakers at the 16th Florence Rail Forum shared their thoughts on how to improve operability of the European Rail Freight Corridors and make rail freight more attractive.

The 2016 Rotterdam declaration clearly stated a political commitment to addressing the most important obstacles for rail freight in Europe. EU legislation and policies provide a sound basis, in particular with the 4th Railway Package, the long-standing policy towards achieving interoperability, the ambitious infrastructure development policy through TEN-T and the EU budget financial support, especially the CEF, and the R&I Shift2Rail program. On top of this, the Rail Freight Corridors are a key element to boost rail freight. An interoperable European infrastructure based on the TEN-T corridors is crucial, but so is the sector’s commitment to improving reliability, punctuality and service orientation. Only an ambitious implementation of these different complementary policies, by all the stakeholders concerned, can deliver the expected results.

Senior stakeholders from regulators, railway undertakings, infrastructure managers, rail suppliers, authorities, associations, and academics looked at the rail freight corridors and suggested solutions for the improvement of European rail freight on the whole.

A summary of presentations and the Observer will soon be available on the conference page!

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Programme of the Forum

Slides presented at the Forum