Rail transport

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Publication Date April 2016
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For any inquiries, please contact the Unit for Coordination of Editorial and Communication Activities: (e mail: editorial-secretariat@europarl.europa.eu).EU rail transport policy is geared towards the creation of a single European railway area. Three packages and a recast were adopted in the space of 10 years following the opening-up of the sector to competition in 2001. A fourth package, designed to liberalise rail services was adopted entirely at its first reading by the European Parliament (February 2014), and the technical pillar was adopted at its second reading (28 April 2016).

Author: Piero Soave

Source Link http://www.europarl.europa.eu/RegData/etudes/fiches_techniques/2013/050606/04A_FT(2013)050606_EN.pdf
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