Railway Reform in the ECE Region

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This study on railway reform in the ECE Region looks at the history of railway reform within its member States and looks at how it has been implemented through a number of examples, highlighting that railway reform across the ECE region has taken different forms in terms of institutional structure, market participants and development of the sector.



Rail reform implementation

Despite long-standing efforts at the EU level to promote a single and competitive European rail market, mitigated results have been achieved by EU Member States. To that regard, it must be underlined that most of the EU legal instruments were adopted in the form of a Directive, meaning that their implementation into the national legal systems is required for them to be fully binding. Moreover, member States need not only to transpose the Directives into national law, but also implement the requirements.


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