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Rli online event international rail
Friday 18 September 2020, 10:00 - 12:00 hrs
Trains have the potential to make an increasingly important contribution to safe, energy-efficient and low carbon emission transport. In this way, international passenger rail transport can play a crucial part in the realisation of the goals set for the European Green Deal. How do we shape international coordination to ensure Europe has a well-functioning network of frequent and fast international connections?
To find an answer, the Council for the Environment and Infrastructure (Rli) has published an advisory report on international rail: “Changing Tracks: Towards better international passenger transport by train” (which will be available in English in September). An important part of this advisory report is a letter addressed to the European Commission. This letter was co-signed by advisory bodies from Belgium, Luxembourg and Germany, and endorsed by still more. To highlight the recommendations - focussing on the proposed corridor approach - and discuss these findings in a European context, the Rli is hosted an online conference.
The following speakers (amongst others) contributed by presenting their visions on international rail passenger transport and the corridor approach, and were taking part in an interactive panel discussion.
You can watch the seperate contributions here:
Jeroen Kok Chair of the council committee (Rli)
Introduction to the advisory report and letter to the European Commission
Wijnand Veeneman Member of the council committee (Rli)
Adopting a corridor approach to international rail
Hinne Groot Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management
Illustrating the political statement on development international rail passenger transport
Daniel Mes Member of Cabinet Frans Timmermans
Monika Heiming Executive Director of the European Rail Infrastructure Managers (EIM)
Libor Lochman Executive Director of the Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies (CER)
Josef Doppelbauer Executive Director of the European Union Agency for Railways (ERA)
Elisabeth Werner Director Land Transport of the European Commission (DG-MOVE)
Contributions: Reflecting on the corridor approach to international rail