Fiche :: Action 95: Propose a directive setting out technical specifications for telematic applications for rail passenger services
24 October 2010
The Commission will propose in 2011 a Directive setting out technical specifications for telematics applications for rail passenger services.
What is the problem? Railway ticketing services are not available across borders
There are still no applications for rail passengers to find updated information and ticketing services about trains across borders. To efficiently operate passenger trains across borders on the European rail network, information and ticketing services need to be interconnected.
Why is EU action needed? Complete the single market for rail passenger services
By setting out harmonised technical specifications, the EU could contribute to achieving a seamless rail passengers service market for all Europeans that travel by train. This would contribute to a much more efficient and connected transport system in Europe.
What will the European Commission do?