COVID-19
Brussels,

Positionspapier zu den Angaben der Deutschen Bahn AG bzgl. der Ablehnung der Angebotsreduktion DB Fernverkehr

Die DB Fernverkehr AG betreibt eigenwirtschaftlichen Eisenbahnpersonenfernverkehr. Im sogenannten Lockdown I (Frühjahr 2020) entschied sie sich trotz einer Auslastung von unter 10% für die Aufrechterhaltung von nahezu 100% des Angebots. Damit unterschied sie sich von allen anderen Staatsbahnen Europas, die große Teile ihrer Verkehre einstellten. Ziel sei es nach DB-Angaben gewesen, ein eigenes Angebot neben der Grundversorgung der Regionalverkehre anzubieten.

 

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Brussels & Prague,

CZECH REPUBLIC: commercially driven open access rail connections excluded from COVID-19 aid

The Czech Ministry of Transport recently announced a selective aid program for rail operators to cover losses caused by COVID-19. However, the scope of the aid is not fair & equal within the sector; it explicitly excludes the commercially viable 'open access' passenger rail connections

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IRJ,

IRJ: AllRail calls for balanced state support as Covid-19 hits private operators

The Alliance of Passenger Rail New Entrants (AllRail) has called for zero track access fees, backdated to March and running until the end of 2021, along with government subsidies to cover losses for all passenger rail operators and ticket vendors for 18 months, beginning in October.

-> Link to the original article

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Brussels & Prague,

Česká republika: Komerční železniční doprava vyloučena z podpory proti dopadům COVID-19

Ministerstvo dopravy České republiky oznámilo selektivní program na podporu železničních dopravců na vyrovnání ztrát způsobených opatřeními proti šíření COVID-19 ve výši 400 mil. Kč – podpora má být směřována pouze pro dotované spoje a vylučuje tedy podporu pro komerční spoje.

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Brussels,

ALLRAIL Press Conference: Forget the EU Green Deal if there is no fair & equal help for ALL passenger rail companies in the crisis

EU passenger rail has experienced a dramatic decline in demand due to the COVID-19 crisis. Whereas ALLRAIL considers most financial aid schemes taken at the national level as inconsistent and unreliable, there has been some financial help for individual companies. Nevertheless, even though the 2nd wave of the pandemic was predicted months ago, there is still no uniform European strategy that supports all rail passenger rail companies fairly and equally - both operators and ticket vendors - both privately and publicly owned.

-> Press Conference of YouTube

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