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Brussels: High-speed railway infrastructure to connect all EU capitals

The Transport and Tourism Committee (TRAN) of the European Parliament had on January 25, 2010 a first exchange of opinions on the European Commission’s proposal to reform the Directive on instating the Single European Railway Area, reads a press release sent to Nine O’Clock.


Adriana Ticau, vice-president of the TRAN Committee, says that “reforming the first railway package” aims at creating the Single Market of railway transport. In this context, the access to the market of railway services and the transparency of access conditions become essential. “This is precisely why we will support measures in view of increasing the market share held by rail transport. Furthermore, as part of the revision process of the TEN-T network, we will demand that the high-speed railway infrastructure connects all the capitals of the EU,” she mentioned. The TRAN Committee will debate in March the report to the proposed reform of the Directive on instating the Single European Railway Area (Rapporteur Serachiani). The proposal will be voted by TRAN in May and by the plenum of the European Parliament in July 2011. (M. A.)

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