The European Commission (EC) has published a list of 10 pilot projects to introduce new cross-border passenger rail services or improve existing ones. The projects are designed to overcome barriers to the introduction of cross-border services, according to Railway Supply magazine, citing IRJ.

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The projects that have been selected by the EC mainly include additional night and day trains, the addition of new links and the expansion of existing ones.

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The EC reports that the proposals were submitted by the railway sector and the relevant authorities in response to its action plan to increase the number of long-distance and cross-border passenger trains, adopted in December 2021. European Commission of 31 January.

“While demand for green mobility is growing, we need the rail market to respond much better and much faster, especially for long and cross-border journeys,” says Europe’s transport commissioner, Ms Adina Vălean. “This is why the EC now wants to help rail companies create new international train connections – by day and by night – by breaking down the many barriers to cross-border rail. I’m looking forward to working with the rail sector to make these 10 pilots a success and to inspire many more to join.”

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