Please find attached an ERFA press release highlighting today’s date, 16th June, as a key day for significant progress in the rail sector – The Rail Recast Directive finally comes into force in the Member States. ERFA urges EU Member States to ensure timely and effective implementation of the many provisions included in the Recast Directive, thereby supporting rail to achieve ambitious growth targets and play a central role in the sustainability of the transport system.
Practical Guide to implementation of the Recast Regulation (Directive 2012/34/EU establishing a Single European Railway Area)
An ERFA practical guide to the implementation of the Recast is attached (and can also be found on the ERFA website http://www.erfarail.eu/ ).The guide should help you to identify the changes that should have come into force by today in your Member State and to chase up if this has not happened yet. ERFA will work closely with the European Commission to try and help them monitor implementation. If you have any concerns you would like to raise, please don’t hesitate to contact me.