EU: New rules to establish a more competitive rail market

EU transport ministers reached an agreemnet today on new rules setting out how competition on the rail market must work in practice by:ensuring fair access to rail infrastructure and rail-related services; strengthening the power of national regulators; and improving the framework for investment in rail.The proposed directive aims toincrease competition on the rail market through more transparent market access conditions and providing easier access; strengthen the power of national rail regulators so they can enforce the law; anddevelop a harmonised “financial architecture” to encourage investment.Source: EU Press Release RAPID IP/11/744 of June 16, 2011

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