Tuesday 9 January 2024

Reminder - Presentation of the Study on the Impacts of the Proposed Amendments to the Weights and Dimensions Directive on Combined Transport and Rail Freight Transport

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11 January 2024 - 14:00 CET

The proposals tabled by the European Commission as part of the Greening Freight Transport Package include a revision of the Directive on the Weights and Dimensions of Road Vehicles. The stated aims of the amendment are to promote zero-emission vehicles (ZEV), to facilitate the use of heavier and longer vehicles in cross-border (the so-called EMS – European Modular System), and to support intermodal transport operations.

The five organisations, the Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies (CER), the European Rail Freight Association (ERFA), the International Union of Railways (UIC), the International Union of Wagon Keepers (UIP), and the International Union for Rail-Road Combined Transport (UIRR), have commissioned the European consulting firm d-fine GmbH to analyse the impact of the proposed measures on combined transport, on conventional rail freight, on road transport infrastructure, and any subsequent risk of a reverse modal shift from rail to road.

Join us for the presentation of the study’s results!

Register here

For more information, please contact Philip Van den bosch, UIC Deputy Director Freight, at vandenbosch@uic.org

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