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  • EIM Position Paper on Noise Differentiated Track Access Charges

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    05-04-19 - EIM- European Rail Infrastructure Managers- welcomes the evaluation of the implementation of the Regulation and acknowledges that tackling the issue at source would be the most efficient way forward and could help saving significant resources for the infrastructures while contributing to the modal shift and rail freight competitiveness.

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  • CEDR-EIM Joint Position Paper on Financing Infrastructure upgrading & renewals and common definitions

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    01-04-19 - Ageing infrastructure is a major challenge and concern in Europe. The European cities are some of the oldest on the planet- many roads and railway lines were designed and built in the 19th century, much of the upgrading of the network took place during the 1960s and 1970s and many of the critical sections are currently at the end of their life cycle with a number beyond their initial lifetime expectations. The Infrastructure Managers of CEDR and EIM are committed in renewing, upgrading and maintaining existing infrastructure in order to maintain high levels of safety and high-quality services and to have seamless connections with newly-built infrastructure. Renewing and upgrading the infrastructure will bring significant gains in terms of performance, safety, interoperability, capacity increase and positive effects to the environment.

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  • CER-EIM-UNIFE Joint Press Release - EP votes in favour of greening and digitalising transport

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    13-12-18 - CER, EIM, and UNIFE welcome the European Parliament’s vote on the Connecting Europe Facility, and their commitment to invest in greening and modernising transport. On 12th December, the European Parliament approved its report on the Connecting Europe Facility Programme under the Multiannual Financial Framework of 2021 to 2027. MEPs voted for an overall increased budget for transport of EUR 37.8 billion (33.6 billion in constant prices), including the amounts transferred from the Cohesion Fund and from the Defence budget.

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  • 6th Rail Freight Day in Vienna: making rail freight more attractive through increased harmonisation and the effective use of pilot projects

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    06-12-18 - For the fifth year in a row, the rail freight community gathered in Vienna for the annual Rail Freight Day. This year’s edition was organised by the European Commission (DG MOVE), RailNetEurope (RNE) and the Austrian Presidency of the Council.

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  • EIM Position Paper on PSI Directive

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    03-12-18 - On the 25th of April 2018, the European Commission adopted a proposal for a revision of the so-called ‘Public-Service-Information Directive (PSI-Directive)’ on the re-use of public sector information. The European Rail Infrastructure Managers (‘EIM’) are aware of the important role of data in nowadays society and are also willing to contribute towards the goal of creating a ‘digital economy’. Many members of EIM already operate online ‘data-platforms’ which are mostly free of charge and easily accessible, offering a wealth of data and information to rail end users. However, EIM shares some concerns regarding the scope of the Directive and the lack of added value of the Directive (especially vis-à-vis the already existing Directive on Intelligent Transport Systems). EIM also argues that the notion of ‘public works’ should be omitted from the scope of the ‘high value data sets’ because the obligations are not sufficiently clearly defined.

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