(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.
Zug statt Flug? Die staatlichen Bahnen bremsen beim internationalen Ticketverkauf
Grenzüberschreitende Zugfahrten sind umständlich. Dabei gäbe es wie im Fluggeschäft Portale, die Tickets verkaufen. Doch diese beklagen sich, sie würden von den Staatsbahnen gezielt behindert. Nun schalten sich Kartellbehörden ein.
The EU Green Deal Needs to Make Train Tickets Easier to Find and Book
Potential passengers need easy access to timetable information and quick access to tickets. Recent legal rulings have shown: The EU and its Member States finally need to make trains easier to find and book for the citizens who are paying for it.
ALLRAIL and EPF: The EU Green Deal needs to make train tickets easier to find and book
The Alliance of Passenger Rail New Entrants (ALLRAIL) and The European Passengers' Federation (EPF) have issued a statement, calling for the EU Green Deal to review ticket purchasing.
Renfe’s Commitments: Good First Step, but not Enough to Ensure Transparent and Impartial Rail Ticket Retail for EU Citizens
The EU Commission last week accepted the Spanish state-owned passenger rail incumbent Renfe's commitments to a fairer, more transparent market - a step that ALLRAIL welcomes.These commitments, now legally binding, constitute a positive step following the DB precedent last year in Germany and can lead to enhanced competition in the European rail ticketing market, allowing independent ticket vendors more chance to compete with the in-house ticket vendor of market-dominant Renfe.