(Interview) RTE’24: Challenges to market liberalisation in The European Union
As one of the 12 recognized rail associations representing the rail industry at a European level, the non-governmental organisation ALLRAIL, the ‘Alliance of Passenger Rail New Entrants in Europe,’ has been advocating for European Union (EU) regulation that will enable faster market opening in Europe since 2017. ALLRAIL Secretary General Nick Brooks discusses the core challenges to reaching their objective with RailTech.
The Channel Tunnel’s passenger train service has a major problem. Now a radical shakeup might be on its way
After almost 30 years of monopoly, Eurostar is suddenly facing a raft of new challengers on its core international routes, with competition offering the prospect of more trains, more choice and lower fares.
How to Finance EU Commercially Driven “Open Access” Long-Distance Passenger Rail Rolling Stock, Both Cross-Border and Domestic
The EU Commission or EU Member States as rolling stock assets managers is not the solution. Instead, the involvement of more private investment will help to both finance and operate a higher number of long-distance passenger rail departures and meet the growing demand for passenger rail services.
Newcomer Heuro Announces its Plans to Be a High-Speed Rail Operator that Will Connect Amsterdam, Brussels, Paris and London
Heuro wants to offer outstanding service while reducing carbon emissions and ticket prices.ALLRAIL welcomes such newcomers – they will bring more choice and more trains to a market that is chronically underserved.
Europe Needs to Move Away from More Public Service Obligations for Long-Distance Rail
To create new demand for long-distance rail, Europe needs to move away from prescribed and subsidised Public Service Obligations (PSOs). Instead, for the sake of the EU Green Deal, EU Member States should create conditions for more commercial services that are proven to grow revenues, reduce subsidy and speed up modal shift to rail.