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Proposed new rail rules: an opportunity for Poland?

PR dla Zagranicy
Paweł Kononczuk 13.07.2016 12:19
The European Parliament’s Transport and Tourism Committee has approved proposed changes which could open EU countries’ passenger rail markets to competition from other states in the bloc.
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According to the European Council’s website, the package of changes “aims to remove the remaining barriers to the creation of a single European rail area.”

The new rules, if approved by the European Parliament as a whole and by the European Council, would enable the restructuring of the fragmented European rail network and allow a unification of safety and technical standards.

Elżbieta Łukacijewska, a Polish member of the European Parliament’s Transport and Tourism Committee, said: “The new legislation is good news for travellers, because it means better quality, as well as lower prices and a wider variety of services.”

Łukacijewska also said she sees an opportunity for Polish business. The package “is also a chance for [Polish state-owned railway giant] PKP, which will get an opportunity to enter the EU market and lead the way in the European transportation sector,” she said. (tf/pk)

Source: www.railwaygazette.com/www.consilium.europa.eu/www.tvn24bis.pl

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