CER/EIM Updated Position Paper on virtual European Traffic Management Network
EU’s Smart and Sustainable Mobility Strategy sets ambitious targets on rail transport, both passenger and freight, granting it a prominent role in the transition towards zero-emission mobility and the delivery of the EU Green Deal objectives. The Strategy sets ambitious targets in international rail, both passenger and freight, resulting in more demands in efficient traffic management on a European level. In parallel to the initiative of Infrastructure managers (IMs) to create a virtual European Traffic Management network also according to Regulation 913/2010, Rail Freight Corridors are required to put in place procedures for coordinating traffic management and to ensure optimal coordination between the operation of the railway infrastructure and the logistic terminals (Article 16). It is also envisaged that in cases of disturbances to normal operations on rail freight corridors, common targets for punctuality and/or guidelines for traffic management are to be adopted (Article 17).
CER and EIM’s Position Paper on Rail Freight Corridors Regulation states that a more efficient cooperation among all the actors of the logistic chain is needed with the final aim to improve performance and the reliability of the international rail transport in both regular services and the services after disruptions.
A stronger virtual European Traffic Management Network
Infrastructure Managers are in the process of developing a virtual European Traffic Management network that will bring the National Traffic Control Centers (NTCCs) closer together. With stronger cooperation and collaboration, the traffic management process will be improved contributing to a modal shift and achieving the European Smart and Sustainable Mobility Strategy and European Green Deal objectives.
Read the full joint Position Paper :