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Parliamentary questions
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23 July 2015
Question for written answer E-011826-15
to the Commission
Rule 130
Francesc Gambús (PPE)

 Subject:  Rail infrastructure standardisation
 Answer in writing 

A recent Commission progress report on the development of the Mediterranean Corridor points out that one of the biggest obstacles to the viability and efficiency of rail connections between Spain and France is the fact that locomotives circulating between the two countries must be able to use two different gauges and up to three different voltages. The same is true of other major corridors linking Member States, both to the south and east of the Union.

— What programmes will the Commission implement, in accordance with its remit, in order to boost rail infrastructure standardisation in Europe?— Specifically, will the Commission propose a plan in the near future to resolve this difficulty with the Mediterranean Corridor?

Original language of question: ES 
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