• Making rail freight more attractive

    The Commission has published plans that it hopes will lead to international rail corridors that will provide 'an efficient, high-quality freight transport infrastructure to make rail more attractive for long-distance freight operators'.

    The proposed regulation follows up a communication from October 2007 that explored ideas on making goods transport by rail more attractive. T&E policy officer Nina Renshaw said: ‘The idea of more international coordination on these corridors is good, but it’s a bit sad that it does not happen well enough by itself and that intervention is needed. The challenge it to solve this through less bureaucracy, not more.’