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European rail regulators contribute to the recovery from the COVID-19 crisis

Railways have continued to transport both essential goods and passengers during the COVID-19 crisis, but the sector has been hit hard and recovering will require unprecedented efforts.

In supporting such efforts we are committed to regulatory cooperation across borders and to the coordination and consistency of administrative processes – unilateral restrictions to rail markets should be only temporary in nature.

As regulators we will continue to monitor the markets and uphold the principles of proportionality and non-discrimination, striking a balance between emergency measures and the need to safeguard fair competition in rail markets as well as a level playing field across transport modes.

Rail services are a key element of a sustainable recovery – we will continue to promote clear frameworks for infrastructure investment and rail operations that match Europe-wide economic and green objectives.

The full Statement is available here.

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