CER propagates rail as clean alternative
Mobility is an essential requirement for us to get to our place of work, travel or buy our favourite products. But the way Europe moves needs to change. It has to become smarter, better connected and cleaner.
The Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies (CER) is convinced that rail transport provides the proper means to achieve this and has now launched its “Future is Rail” campaign, in which it demands smarter and cleaner rail services to improve the EU’s transport networks.
The campaign is one of the organisation’s flagship initiatives to make the “European Year of Rail” as lively as possible. CER’s aim is to ensure that at least 30% of freight moves by rail by 2030.
A recent joint position paper, signed so far by sixteen EU Member States, calls for the EU Commission to launch an initiative to promote the modal shift to clean transport. (ben)