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Parliamentary questions
14 February 2012
E-000373/2012
Answer given by Mr Kallas on behalf of the Commission

1. Rules governing the carriage of dogs or other animals on trains can be different as they are only subject to the General Conditions of Carriage set by each company in accordance to the legislation in force in each Member State(1). Nevertheless General Conditions of Carriage must respect the right of transport for Passengers with Reduced Mobility; therefore carriers have to apply non-discriminatory access rules in case of carriage of assistance dogs.

2. The Commission considers that the establishment of harmonised rules at EU level on the arrangement for the carriage of dogs or other animals on trains is not necessary at this stage.

(1)See in particular Article 12(1) of Annex I to Regulation EC 1371/2007of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October 2007 on rail passengers' rights and obligations (OJ L 315, 3.12.2007, p. 14).

OJ C 73 E, 13/03/2013
Last updated: 28 February 2012Legal notice