EIM, the Association of the European Rail Infrastructure Managers, highly welcomes the proposal of the European Commission for a revised Regulation for the development of the trans-European transport network (TEN-T). The new TEN-T Regulation will be crucial to meet the targets of the “European Green Deal” and the “Sustainable and Smart Mobility Strategy” of the European Commission (EC). EIM also welcomes the efforts of the European Commission to enlarge the TEN-T network to third countries (accession countries, partnership countries).
This revision also provides a unique opportunity for all EU Member States and stakeholders to develop a European transport network, which is connected, innovative, competitive, resilient, and sustainable. EIM also takes stock of the declared ambition of the EC to focus in particular on harmonising assets, procedures and processes within and across modes to create a single European network. EIM and its members are keen to continue to contribute to this process and share relevant information, best practices and experiences with third countries (accession countries, partnership countries).
EIM has identified several key success factors which are crucial to deliver a successful TEN-T reform in the interest of all stakeholders concerned. They address in particular aspects related to funding, governance, operational and technical parameters as well as innovation.
 Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on Union guidelines for the development of the trans-European transport network, amending Regulation (EU) 2021/1153 and Regulation (EU) No 913/2010 and repealing Regulation (EU) 1315/2013
 e.g. countries of the future potential European Political Community as suggested by several EU Member States, such as France
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