Fourth railway package: Market pillar

07-12-2016

At its December plenary session, the European Parliament is scheduled to vote at second reading to confirm trilogue agreements on a set of proposals to liberalise rail markets further and to improve their governance. These proposals form the 'market pillar' of the fourth railway package, put forward by the European Commission in January 2013. After the adoption on 28 April 2016 of the 'technical pillar', dealing with rail safety and technical compatibility, the market pillar measures would set a new milestone for the EU rail sector.

At its December plenary session, the European Parliament is scheduled to vote at second reading to confirm trilogue agreements on a set of proposals to liberalise rail markets further and to improve their governance. These proposals form the 'market pillar' of the fourth railway package, put forward by the European Commission in January 2013. After the adoption on 28 April 2016 of the 'technical pillar', dealing with rail safety and technical compatibility, the market pillar measures would set a new milestone for the EU rail sector.