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CER: Boosting ERTMS deployment

CER: Boosting ERTMS deployment
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29 / 10 / 2021

"Boosting ERTMS deployment" report that by the Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies (CER) just announced the "Boosting ERTMS deployment" report that points at its importance and its status to form the Single European Rail Area.

"An accelerated ERTMS rollout is vital for the modal shift visualized in the Green Deal, under the precondition of suitable funding and financing options in place. CER strongly believes in the need for the industrialization of ERTMS to tackle the existing bottlenecks with ERTMS deployment. The revision of the TEN-T mandate, which must promote climate-friendly alternatives like rail, is equally essential if the ambitious target of guaranteeing a 90% reduction in transport emissions by 2050 is to be met," CER Executive Director Alberto Mazzola said.

In addition, CER also supports the inclusion of requirements for facilitating the operation of trains with a P/C 400 loading gauge in the TEN-T Regulation under certain conditions such as market needs and high prioritization and funds. Regarding the possible introduction of a minimum speed of passenger traffic, CER considers that reaching a 160 km/h minimum speed limit for passenger trains will not always be achievable. Instead, it must first be kept whether there is a market demand for this requirement.