Presenting the CACTUS project results

09:30 - 11:00 CET

Action has already been taken, more needs to be done if Europe is to achieve its climate ambitions. Transport is one of the areas where more needs to be done. Despite an overall decrease and a 14% share of all emissions in 2018, transport is one of the sectors where emissions continue to rise. Rail is the only mode to have reduced its emissions, by 2% between 2000 and 2018. Modal shift, multi-modality and combined transport are highlighted as important levers to continue this reduction. Although road-rail combined transport already accounts for about 50% of current rail freight volumes, significant growth is expected in the coming years.

The stakeholders involved in Combined Transport are confronted with several regulations and standards. In 2018, EURA launched a task force on the facilitation of combined transport and carried out a preliminary analysis of the relevant standards used in combined transport in order to identify possible overlaps/duplications, contradictions or areas for improvement.

In this context, UIC and UIRR launched the CACTUS project, involving experts from rail and combined transport operators, aiming to develop sector-specific recommendations to eliminate existing dissonances through an in-depth analysis and evaluation of all the relevant reference documents published by different standardization and regulatory bodies.

UIC and UIRR are pleased to invite you to join the presentation of this in-depth study during a virtual webinar on 19 October between 9:30 and 11:00.


09:30 Welcome
Eric Lambert (UIC), Ralf-Charley Schultze (UIRR)

09:40 - 10:10 Presentation of the results
Eric Feyen (UIRR), Stefano Guidi (UIC)

10:10 - 10:40 Panel discussion on the results and possible next steps from the angle of:

  • The Railway community, Eric Lambert (UIC)
  • The Combined Transport community, Ralf-Charley Schulze
  • From the Policy perspective, ERA / DG MOVE (tbc)
  • From the Standardization perspective, CEN/CENELEC

10:40 - 10:55 Q&A session

10:55 - 11:00 Closing


Participants are invited to register via the following link:

The online meeting link will be sent with the confirmation of your registration.

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Thursday 7 October 2021