28 November 2023

CLECAT position paper on the Rail Capacity Regulation

CLECAT represents the interests of freight forwarders, transport and customs related services in Europe. As important clients of rail freight transport - in particular to carry out longer distances – freight forwarders have an interest in improving the general conditions of rail freight to ensure that its capacity is better utilised.

CLECAT welcomes the Commission proposal for a Regulation on the use of railway infrastructure capacity in the single European railway area and its goal to lay down a framework to allow infrastructure capacity and traffic to be managed more efficiently. This should ultimately improve the quality of services and accommodate more traffic on the rail network. CLECAT agrees with the Commission that the full potential of international rail freight has not been exploited so far, especially regarding dedicated rail freight capacity, coordination of work and coordination of traffic management.

The full position paper can be found below.