CASE COMMENTS : REGULATION - TRANSPORTS - RAIL ACTIVITIES – TRACK ACCESS FOR PASSENGER AND FREIGHT TRAINS - CHANNEL TUNNEL FIXED LINK

Transport: The European Commission sends a formal request to France and the United Kingdom to comply with EU rules for the Channel tunnel fixed link

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. The European Commission has sent France and the United Kingdom a formal request to comply with the European rules on the fixed cross-Channel link resulting from the 2001 railway package (Directives 91/440/EC and 2001/14/EC). It explains this in a press release dated 20 June 2013 (European Commission, press release IP/13/557, 20 June 2013). As a preliminary remark, the Commission notes that 43% of the Channel Tunnel's capacity is currently unused and that rail passenger transport has grown very slowly in recent years (9.9 million in 2012 compared to 9.7 million in 2011), that freight transport is decreasing (2,325 freight trains in 2012 compared to 2,388

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Emmanuel Guillaume, Simon Daboussy, Transport: The European Commission sends a formal request to France and the United Kingdom to comply with EU rules for the Channel tunnel fixed link , 20 June 2013, Concurrences N° 3-2013, Art. N° 54187, p. 163

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