EU Rail Plans Agreed

April 2000
Logistics & Transport Focus;Apr2000, Vol. 2 Issue 3, p19
Trade Publication
This article reports that the Council of Transport Ministers of the European Union has reached a political agreement on three draft directives on railways. At its meeting the council instructed the Permanent Representatives' Committee to finalize the texts of these draft directives with a view to the adoption of the common positions at a future meeting. The three draft directives, together with a proposal for a directive on the interoperability of the trans-European conventional rail system, and a Commission Staff Working Paper on bottlenecks on the Trans-European Rail Network, form a package aimed at revitalizing Europe's railways by creating favorable conditions for the development of a dynamic and competitive customer-oriented railway system.


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