29/3/2023 - Press Release - Joint Declaration on Accelerating Modal Shift Signals Urgency for Policy Makers
On 29 March, leading European rail freight associations, rail freight CEOs and the chair of the European Parliament?s Transport and Tourism Committee, Ms. Karima Delli, endorsed a joint declaration on the need to accelerate modal shift in the transportation of freight. The joint declaration predates a 2020 joint declaration which identified the need to act to deliver modal shift. Leading voices in rail freight are now calling for ambition from European policy makers over the coming months.
7/2/2023 - Press Release - Supporting Single Wagon Traffic without Distorting Competition
At European and national levels, discussions are ongoing on the development of financing systems to support single wagon traffic. ERFA recognizes that financial support for single wagon traffic can play an important role in achieving the modal shift targets set out in the European Sustainable and Smart Mobility Strategy, but such aid must focus on last mile services and not distort competition with other rail freight services.
21/12/2022 - Press Release - 2022: A Challenging Year for the Rail Freight Industry
The past 12 months have proven to be extremely challenging for the rail freight sector. Rail freight has been exposed to unprecedented increases in energy costs and been confronted with a difficult situation due to ongoing infrastructure works throughout the European network. Some successes have been achieved, but more has to be done to put rail freight on the right path to achieve the modal shift objectives set out in the European Sustainable and Smart Mobility Strategy.
1/12/2022 - Press Release - Ambition of European Commission on TEN-T must be maintained by EU Council
On 01 December, ERFA, along with other European railway associations, issued a joint statement on the need for the EU Council to adopt an agreement on a joint approach regarding the TEN-T Regulation which is in line with the ambitions laid out by the European Commission?s proposal. For rail freight to be able to achieve the targets agreed upon in the European Sustainable and Smart Mobility Strategy, it is important that infrastructure is developed in a timely manner and which will facilitate increased rail freight volumes.