About this consultation

Feedback period
4 November 2019 - 3 February 2020 (midnight Brussels time)

Target audience

The Regulation affects a wide range of economic operators and indirectly the public.

The main stakeholders are the participants in the governance and the management of rail freight corridors: national transport and infrastructure policy authorities, rail infrastructure managers, railway undertakings, owners and operators of terminals, national regulatory bodies for the railway sector.

The users and potential users of rail freight services are also important potential contributors for the evaluation.

Finally, the Regulation affects other transport-related issues such as rail safety, transport infrastructure, multimodal transport, passenger rail, road congestion, which require the consultation of a wide range of stakeholders, including the public.

Why we are consulting

Rail freight transport is an important element of the EU transport policy. Rail is highly energy efficient and mostly electrified. In light of the EU’s climate change policy, rail has to play a significant role in freight transport, in order to make the EU transport system greener and more sustainable, effectively combatting road congestion and helping protect the climate and the environment. Boosting rail freight has been a continuous policy goal for the Commission. The rail freight corridors, selected because of their particular potential for developing international rail freight, are an essential tool for achieving this goal. In the context of the evaluation, the Commission will carry out several consultation activities to gather information and feedback from stakeholders on the aptitude of the legal framework for rail freight and the functioning of the rail freight corridors.

Responding to the questionnaire

You can contribute to this consultation by filling in the online questionnaire. If you are unable to use the online questionnaire, please contact us using the email address below.

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