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1998/0267(COD) Railway transport: infrastructure capacity and levying for their use, safety certification. Railway package

Progress: Procedure completed

RoleCommitteeRapporteurShadows
Lead DELE SWOBODA Hannes (icon: PES PES)
Former Responsible Committee TRAN SWOBODA Hannes (icon: PES PES)
Former Committee Opinion ECON WIBE Sören (icon: PES PES)
Lead committee dossier:
Legal Basis:
EC Treaty (after Amsterdam) EC 071

Events

2008/02/06
   EC - Follow-up document
Details

The purpose of this paper is to set out what measures, both the Member States and infrastructure managers, should take in order to find the right balance between financial equilibrium and an appropriate level of rail infrastructure services. Special attention is given to the use of multi-annual contracts, which the EU rail infrastructure Directives allow for.

To recall, multi-annual contracts are concluded for at least three years, with payments, decided in advance, covering the entire contract duration. The Commission is of the view that it would be useful if this approach were applied more widely on the basis of existing best practices. The use of multi-annual contracts varies considerably across the Member States. Roughly half neither use nor plan to make use of them. Some Member States provide no finance for rail infrastructure maintenance, others are in the process of negotiating contracts for the first time. An increasing number of Member States plan to introduce them, having put in place the requirements under the first railway package.

In 2006, expenditure on maintenance per kilometre of track, ranged from as little as EUR 220 in Slovakia and EUR 16 000 in Poland to up to EUR 160 000 in Germany and EUR 360 000 in the United Kingdom. This large discrepancy, over and above differences in cost levels, may imply that in some cases maintenance is not sustainable, whereas in other cases infrastructure managers may not have exploited cost reduction potentials in the same way all over Europe.

Multi-annual contracts represent a long-term financing arrangement for infrastructure maintenance. Stakeholder workshops concluded that multi-annual contracts lead to more informed trade-offs between taxpayers, on the one hand, and users, on the other, between maintenance and the quality of the network and between short-term maintenance and renewal.

Bearing the above in mind, the paper proposes that in future action should be based on three levels: (i) the Member States; (ii) infrastructure managers and (iii) regulatory bodies. Best practice will require that the:

Member States conclude multi-annual contracts with their infrastructure managers. In cases where such contracts do not exist, Member States should provide for at least one infrastructure manager and to conclude a three-year minimum contract with them; Member States , and their infrastructure managers, should conclude multi-annual contracts that are consistent with their national strategic transport plans and the infrastructure manager’s business plan. The same must apply to infrastructure franchises and for any framework contracts between railway undertakings and infrastructure managers; Member States should consult stakeholders on any proposal for multi-annual contracts before letting a new contract or renegotiating existing provisions; Member States should reduce costs and charges for the provision of infrastructure and use. To this end, the Member States should agree, monitor and enforce quantified cost reduction targets for a three year minimum period; infrastructure managers should measure track condition at least once a year on all their lines, and more frequently, on their main lines; infrastructure managers should define and publish indicators that allow them to assess and predict infrastructure quality and performance on an annual bases throughout the length of the multi-annual contract; Member States should interfere in infrastructure management in cases provided for in the contract and the manager should be given a broad degree of managerial independence; infrastructure managers should report, in their network statements, which lines have not been properly maintained and in cases where the quality is deemed to be in decline. This information should be timely enough to allow for prompt action and to act as an early warning system for users; independent body should be tasked with monitoring compliance with a multi-annual contract and with mediating between the parties to the multi-annual contract in the vent of any dispute.

On a final point, multi-annual contracts should be a precursor for making better use of competitive tendering for infrastructure services. Given that it will be difficult to put an entire national network out to tender, the tendering process may involve an increasing number of infrastructure managers, network statements, charging systems and access conditions. To minimise any possible negative effects, safeguard measures should be taken that allow for simple, non-discriminatory access rules and that are fully compatible with competition rules. At this stage, the Commission will consider whether or not to include a number of the previous recommendations in its proposal for recasting the first rail package, due in 2008.

2008/02/06
   EC - Follow-up document
2008/02/06
   EC - Follow-up document
2008/02/06
   EC - Follow-up document
2006/05/03
   EC - Follow-up document
Details

Adoption of the railway packages is based on the fact that, in spite of efforts to promote the use of rail transport across the EU, efforts are failing. Two railway packages have already been agreed and a third is in the process of being negotiated. This Report focuses exclusively on the “first railway package”, adopted in 2001. The first package consists of three Directives: Directive 2001/12/EC, 2001/13/EC and 2001/14/EC. Although separate they are closely inter-linked and share the common objective of opening up the EU’s internal market to the railway sector. Focusing exclusively on international freight transport, the first railway package enables any railway undertaking, licensed in accordance with Community criteria, to have access to the internal market’s railway infrastructure on fair, non-discriminatory terms as well as allowing them to offer their services across the EU.

Transposition of the Directives was due to have taken place by 15 March 2003 for the EU-15 and by 1 May 2004 for eight of the ten new EU Member States who operate a railway infrastructure. By 1 January 2006, 24 out of the 25 Member States had formally transposed the Directives of the first railway package into their national legislation, with Luxembourg committing itself to implementing the package in the first half of 2006.

Given that failure to implement the Directives has serious repercussions, the Commission has not hesitated in starting infringement proceedings against those countries who are in breach of their obligations vis-à-vis the first railway package. Implementation, the Commission stresses, must be done uniformly and to the letter, if the Directive’s objectives are to be realised.

This Report offers a global evaluation of the Directive’s transposition. The details are set out in Annex to the Report. In summary, the Commission finds that:

- On the separation of accounts, the reform process is not yet complete. In many cases the accounts fail to comply with the Directive’s specifications. The Commission urges that the 2005 and 2006 accounts be published according to the Directive’s requirements.

- On the separation between essential functions, work still remains to be done in this area in many of the Member States.

- On the creation of an independent regulatory body, the Commission stresses the importance of monitoring the railway market independently and the need to have an independent arbitrator on disputes between the infrastructure operator and the railway undertakings. The Report finds that this body does not, in all cases, have the human, financial and administrative resources needed for it to fulfil this function.

- On the granting of infrastructure access rights, the Commission encourages the gradual introduction of standard contracts between the infrastructure manager and the railway undertaking(s).

- On the introduction of a charging system, the Report stresses the importance of not promoting cross-funding between freight traIns and passenger trains through the infrastructure charging system.

Since the adoption of the first railway package in 2001 figures indicate that railways’ share of the freight market has been stabilising in the EU-25. It is not insignificant that the best performing Member States, in terms of rail freight use, are those who first reformed their railway industries.

To conclude, the Report notes that the railway industry, which has been in permanent decline since 1970, has managed to stabilise the volumes transported. In some Member States, freight rail has even managed to take away market share from the roads. Similarly, the fall in employment has also been halted. The Commission believes that implementation of the first railway package by the Member States is well underway but that more needs to be done for it to be complete. It calls on the Member States to do more towards:

- completing their restructuring programmes and to ensure the separation of accounts and essential tasks;

- establishing rail infrastructure charging;

- creating the necessary independent administrative infrastructure needed to implement the first railway packages’ provisions;

- clarifying national regional transport authorities’ financial ties with the railway undertakings;

- prohibiting cross-subsidisation between freight and passenger transport operations; and

- creating transparent requirements for accessing training centres and the awarding of safety certificates.

The Commission calls on infrastructure managers to:

- improve the content and visibility of their network statements;

- set charges based on real costs; and

- co-operate at a European level on the granting of international paths and to establish harmonised conditions for infrastructure access based on standard contracts.

In the meantime, the Commission will observe the market situation closely and will take action in cases of breaches by starting infringement procedures and/or proposing amendments to the existing Directives in cases of persistent short-comings.

2001/03/15
   Final act published in Official Journal
2001/02/26
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2001/02/26
   EP - End of procedure in Parliament
2001/02/01
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2001/01/23
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2001/01/18
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2001/01/18
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2000/12/20
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2000/12/20
   CSL - Council Meeting
2000/12/08
   CSL/EP - Joint text approved by Conciliation Committee co-chairs
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2000/12/08
   EP/CSL - Joint text approved by Conciliation Committee co-chairs
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2000/11/22
   EP/CSL - Final decision by Conciliation Committee
2000/10/11
   EP/CSL - Formal meeting of Conciliation Committee
2000/09/15
   EC - Commission opinion on Parliament's position at 2nd reading
2000/08/25
   CSL - Parliament's amendments rejected by Council
2000/08/25
   EP - SWOBODA Hannes (PES) appointed as rapporteur in DELE
2000/07/05
   EP - Text adopted by Parliament, 2nd reading
2000/07/05
   EP - Decision by Parliament, 2nd reading
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2000/06/21
   EP - Committee recommendation tabled for plenary, 2nd reading
2000/06/21
   EP - Vote in committee, 2nd reading
2000/06/21
   EP - Committee recommendation tabled for plenary, 2nd reading
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2000/05/31
   EP - Committee draft report
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2000/05/17
   EP - Committee draft report
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2000/04/13
   EP - Committee referral announced in Parliament, 2nd reading
2000/04/07
   EC - Commission communication on Council's position
2000/03/28
   CSL - Council position
2000/03/28
   CSL - Council position published
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2000/03/28
   CSL - Council Meeting
1999/12/09
   CSL - Council Meeting
1999/11/25
   EC - Modified legislative proposal published
1999/11/18
   CofR - Committee of the Regions: opinion
1999/10/27
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1999/10/27
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1999/10/06
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1999/10/06
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1999/07/28
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1999/07/28
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1999/07/28
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1999/06/17
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1999/06/17
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1999/05/26
   ESC - Economic and Social Committee: opinion, report
1999/04/28
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1999/03/29
   CSL - Debate in Council
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1999/03/29
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1999/03/10
   EP - Text adopted by Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
1999/03/10
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1999/02/17
   EP - Committee report tabled for plenary, 1st reading/single reading
1999/02/17
   EP - Vote in committee, 1st reading/single reading
1999/02/17
   EP - Committee report tabled for plenary, 1st reading/single reading
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1999/01/26
   EP - Committee opinion
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1998/12/17
   EP - Committee draft report
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1998/11/30
   CSL - Debate in Council
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1998/11/30
   CSL - Council Meeting
1998/11/10
   EP - WIBE Sören (PES) appointed as rapporteur in ECON
1998/10/27
   EP - SWOBODA Hannes (PES) appointed as rapporteur in TRAN
1998/10/23
   EP - Committee referral announced in Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
1998/09/29
   EC - Legislative proposal published
1998/03/31
   EC - Document attached to the procedure

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  • date: 2001-02-01T00:00:00 docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=TA&language=EN&reference=P5-TA-2001-48 title: T5-0048/2001 url: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=OJ:C:2001:267:TOC title: OJ C 267 21.09.2001, p. 0019-0047 summary: type: Text adopted by Parliament, 3rd reading body: EP
  • date: 2006-05-03T00:00:00 docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/RegData/docs_autres_institutions/commission_europeenne/com/2006/0189/COM_COM(2006)0189_EN.pdf title: COM(2006)0189 url: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/smartapi/cgi/sga_doc?smartapi!celexplus!prod!DocNumber&lg=EN&type_doc=COMfinal&an_doc=2006&nu_doc=189 title: EUR-Lex summary: Adoption of the railway packages is based on the fact that, in spite of efforts to promote the use of rail transport across the EU, efforts are failing. Two railway packages have already been agreed and a third is in the process of being negotiated. This Report focuses exclusively on the “first railway package”, adopted in 2001. The first package consists of three Directives: Directive 2001/12/EC, 2001/13/EC and 2001/14/EC. Although separate they are closely inter-linked and share the common objective of opening up the EU’s internal market to the railway sector. Focusing exclusively on international freight transport, the first railway package enables any railway undertaking, licensed in accordance with Community criteria, to have access to the internal market’s railway infrastructure on fair, non-discriminatory terms as well as allowing them to offer their services across the EU. Transposition of the Directives was due to have taken place by 15 March 2003 for the EU-15 and by 1 May 2004 for eight of the ten new EU Member States who operate a railway infrastructure. By 1 January 2006, 24 out of the 25 Member States had formally transposed the Directives of the first railway package into their national legislation, with Luxembourg committing itself to implementing the package in the first half of 2006. Given that failure to implement the Directives has serious repercussions, the Commission has not hesitated in starting infringement proceedings against those countries who are in breach of their obligations vis-à-vis the first railway package. Implementation, the Commission stresses, must be done uniformly and to the letter, if the Directive’s objectives are to be realised. This Report offers a global evaluation of the Directive’s transposition. The details are set out in Annex to the Report. In summary, the Commission finds that: - On the separation of accounts, the reform process is not yet complete. In many cases the accounts fail to comply with the Directive’s specifications. The Commission urges that the 2005 and 2006 accounts be published according to the Directive’s requirements. - On the separation between essential functions, work still remains to be done in this area in many of the Member States. - On the creation of an independent regulatory body, the Commission stresses the importance of monitoring the railway market independently and the need to have an independent arbitrator on disputes between the infrastructure operator and the railway undertakings. The Report finds that this body does not, in all cases, have the human, financial and administrative resources needed for it to fulfil this function. - On the granting of infrastructure access rights, the Commission encourages the gradual introduction of standard contracts between the infrastructure manager and the railway undertaking(s). - On the introduction of a charging system, the Report stresses the importance of not promoting cross-funding between freight traIns and passenger trains through the infrastructure charging system. Since the adoption of the first railway package in 2001 figures indicate that railways’ share of the freight market has been stabilising in the EU-25. It is not insignificant that the best performing Member States, in terms of rail freight use, are those who first reformed their railway industries. To conclude, the Report notes that the railway industry, which has been in permanent decline since 1970, has managed to stabilise the volumes transported. In some Member States, freight rail has even managed to take away market share from the roads. Similarly, the fall in employment has also been halted. The Commission believes that implementation of the first railway package by the Member States is well underway but that more needs to be done for it to be complete. It calls on the Member States to do more towards: - completing their restructuring programmes and to ensure the separation of accounts and essential tasks; - establishing rail infrastructure charging; - creating the necessary independent administrative infrastructure needed to implement the first railway packages’ provisions; - clarifying national regional transport authorities’ financial ties with the railway undertakings; - prohibiting cross-subsidisation between freight and passenger transport operations; and - creating transparent requirements for accessing training centres and the awarding of safety certificates. The Commission calls on infrastructure managers to: - improve the content and visibility of their network statements; - set charges based on real costs; and - co-operate at a European level on the granting of international paths and to establish harmonised conditions for infrastructure access based on standard contracts. In the meantime, the Commission will observe the market situation closely and will take action in cases of breaches by starting infringement procedures and/or proposing amendments to the existing Directives in cases of persistent short-comings. type: Follow-up document body: EC
  • date: 2008-02-06T00:00:00 docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/RegData/docs_autres_institutions/commission_europeenne/com/2008/0054/COM_COM(2008)0054_EN.pdf title: COM(2008)0054 url: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/smartapi/cgi/sga_doc?smartapi!celexplus!prod!DocNumber&lg=EN&type_doc=COMfinal&an_doc=2008&nu_doc=54 title: EUR-Lex summary: The purpose of this paper is to set out what measures, both the Member States and infrastructure managers, should take in order to find the right balance between financial equilibrium and an appropriate level of rail infrastructure services. Special attention is given to the use of multi-annual contracts, which the EU rail infrastructure Directives allow for. To recall, multi-annual contracts are concluded for at least three years, with payments, decided in advance, covering the entire contract duration. The Commission is of the view that it would be useful if this approach were applied more widely on the basis of existing best practices. The use of multi-annual contracts varies considerably across the Member States. Roughly half neither use nor plan to make use of them. Some Member States provide no finance for rail infrastructure maintenance, others are in the process of negotiating contracts for the first time. An increasing number of Member States plan to introduce them, having put in place the requirements under the first railway package. In 2006, expenditure on maintenance per kilometre of track, ranged from as little as EUR 220 in Slovakia and EUR 16 000 in Poland to up to EUR 160 000 in Germany and EUR 360 000 in the United Kingdom. This large discrepancy, over and above differences in cost levels, may imply that in some cases maintenance is not sustainable, whereas in other cases infrastructure managers may not have exploited cost reduction potentials in the same way all over Europe. Multi-annual contracts represent a long-term financing arrangement for infrastructure maintenance. Stakeholder workshops concluded that multi-annual contracts lead to more informed trade-offs between taxpayers, on the one hand, and users, on the other, between maintenance and the quality of the network and between short-term maintenance and renewal. Bearing the above in mind, the paper proposes that in future action should be based on three levels: (i) the Member States; (ii) infrastructure managers and (iii) regulatory bodies. Best practice will require that the: Member States conclude multi-annual contracts with their infrastructure managers. In cases where such contracts do not exist, Member States should provide for at least one infrastructure manager and to conclude a three-year minimum contract with them; Member States , and their infrastructure managers, should conclude multi-annual contracts that are consistent with their national strategic transport plans and the infrastructure manager’s business plan. The same must apply to infrastructure franchises and for any framework contracts between railway undertakings and infrastructure managers; Member States should consult stakeholders on any proposal for multi-annual contracts before letting a new contract or renegotiating existing provisions; Member States should reduce costs and charges for the provision of infrastructure and use. To this end, the Member States should agree, monitor and enforce quantified cost reduction targets for a three year minimum period; infrastructure managers should measure track condition at least once a year on all their lines, and more frequently, on their main lines; infrastructure managers should define and publish indicators that allow them to assess and predict infrastructure quality and performance on an annual bases throughout the length of the multi-annual contract; Member States should interfere in infrastructure management in cases provided for in the contract and the manager should be given a broad degree of managerial independence; infrastructure managers should report, in their network statements, which lines have not been properly maintained and in cases where the quality is deemed to be in decline. This information should be timely enough to allow for prompt action and to act as an early warning system for users; independent body should be tasked with monitoring compliance with a multi-annual contract and with mediating between the parties to the multi-annual contract in the vent of any dispute. On a final point, multi-annual contracts should be a precursor for making better use of competitive tendering for infrastructure services. Given that it will be difficult to put an entire national network out to tender, the tendering process may involve an increasing number of infrastructure managers, network statements, charging systems and access conditions. To minimise any possible negative effects, safeguard measures should be taken that allow for simple, non-discriminatory access rules and that are fully compatible with competition rules. At this stage, the Commission will consider whether or not to include a number of the previous recommendations in its proposal for recasting the first rail package, due in 2008. type: Follow-up document body: EC
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  • date: 1999-10-27T00:00:00 type: Decision by Parliament, 1st reading/single reading body: EP docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=TA&language=EN&reference=P5-TA-1999-61 title: T5-0061/1999 summary:
  • date: 1999-11-25T00:00:00 type: Modified legislative proposal published body: EC docs: url: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/smartapi/cgi/sga_doc?smartapi!celexplus!prod!DocNumber&lg=EN&type_doc=COMfinal&an_doc=1999&nu_doc=616 title: EUR-Lex title: COM(1999)0616 summary:
  • date: 2000-03-28T00:00:00 type: Council position published body: CSL docs: url: http://register.consilium.europa.eu/content/out?lang=EN&typ=SET&i=ADV&RESULTSET=1&DOC_ID=5388%2F00&DOC_LANCD=EN&ROWSPP=25&NRROWS=500&ORDERBY=DOC_DATE+DESC title: 05388/1/2000 summary:
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  • date: 2000-06-21T00:00:00 type: Vote in committee, 2nd reading body: EP summary:
  • date: 2000-06-21T00:00:00 type: Committee recommendation tabled for plenary, 2nd reading body: EP docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=REPORT&mode=XML&reference=A5-2000-171&language=EN title: A5-0171/2000
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  • date: 2000-11-22T00:00:00 type: Final decision by Conciliation Committee body: EP/CSL summary:
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  • date: 2001-02-01T00:00:00 type: Decision by Parliament, 3rd reading body: EP docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=TA&language=EN&reference=P5-TA-2001-48 title: T5-0048/2001 summary:
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  • date: 2001-02-26T00:00:00 type: End of procedure in Parliament body: EP
  • date: 2001-03-15T00:00:00 type: Final act published in Official Journal docs: title: Directive 2001/14 url: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/smartapi/cgi/sga_doc?smartapi!celexplus!prod!CELEXnumdoc&lg=EN&numdoc=32001L0014 title: OJ L 075 15.03.2001, p. 0029 url: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=OJ:L:2001:075:TOC
other
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  • body: EC dg: Energy and Transport
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CODE/5/13564
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  • CODE/5/13564
procedure/final/url
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http://eur-lex.europa.eu/smartapi/cgi/sga_doc?smartapi!celexplus!prod!CELEXnumdoc&lg=EN&numdoc=32001L0014
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https://eur-lex.europa.eu/smartapi/cgi/sga_doc?smartapi!celexplus!prod!CELEXnumdoc&lg=EN&numdoc=32001L0014
procedure/instrument
Old
Directive
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  • Directive
  • See also 1998/0265(COD) See also 1998/0266(COD) Amended by 2002/0022(COD) Amended by 2004/0047(COD) Repealed by 2010/0253(COD) See also 2010/2556(RSP)
procedure/subject
Old
  • 3.20.02 Rail transport: passengers and freight
New
3.20.02
Rail transport: passengers and freight
procedure/summary
  • Amended by
  • Amended by
  • Repealed by
procedure/title
Old
Railway transport: infrastructure capacity and levying for their use, safety certification ("infrastructure package")
New
Railway transport: infrastructure capacity and levying for their use, safety certification. Railway package
links/European Commission/title
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PreLex
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EUR-Lex
activities
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  • date: 1999-03-10T00:00:00 docs: type: Decision by Parliament, 1st reading/single reading title: T4-0167/1999 body: EP type: Decision by Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
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  • date: 1999-07-28T00:00:00 docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=REPORT&mode=XML&reference=A5-1999-21&language=EN type: Committee report tabled for plenary confirming Parliament's position title: A5-0021/1999 body: unknown type: Committee report tabled for plenary confirming Parliament's position
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  • body: CSL meeting_id: 2204 docs: url: http://register.consilium.europa.eu/content/out?lang=EN&typ=SET&i=SMPL&ROWSPP=25&RESULTSET=1&NRROWS=500&DOC_LANCD=EN&ORDERBY=DOC_DATE+DESC&CONTENTS=2204*&MEET_DATE=06/10/1999 type: Debate in Council title: 2204 council: Transport, Telecommunications and Energy date: 1999-10-06T00:00:00 type: Council Meeting
  • date: 1999-10-27T00:00:00 docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=TA&language=EN&reference=P5-TA-1999-61 type: Decision by Parliament, 1st reading/single reading title: T5-0061/1999 body: EP type: Decision by Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
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  • date: 1999-12-09T00:00:00 body: CSL type: Council Meeting council: Transport, Telecommunications and Energy meeting_id: 2234
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  • date: 2000-04-13T00:00:00 body: EP type: Committee referral announced in Parliament, 2nd reading committees: body: EP responsible: True committee: DELE date: 2000-08-25T00:00:00 committee_full: DELE EP Delegation to Conciliation Committee rapporteur: group: PSE name: SWOBODA Hannes body: EP responsible: True committee: TRAN date: 1998-10-27T00:00:00 committee_full: Transport and Tourism rapporteur: group: PSE name: SWOBODA Hannes
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committees
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  • body: EP responsible: False committee: ECON date: 1998-11-10T00:00:00 committee_full: Economic and Monetary Affairs, Industrial Policy rapporteur: group: PSE name: WIBE Sören
  • body: EP responsible: True committee: TRAN date: 1998-10-27T00:00:00 committee_full: Transport and Tourism rapporteur: group: PSE name: SWOBODA Hannes
links
European Commission
other
  • body: CSL type: Council Meeting council: Former Council configuration
  • body: EC dg: Energy and Transport
procedure
dossier_of_the_committee
CODE/5/13564
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1998/0267(COD)
instrument
Directive
legal_basis
EC Treaty (after Amsterdam) EC 071
stage_reached
Procedure completed
summary
subtype
Legislation
title
Railway transport: infrastructure capacity and levying for their use, safety certification ("infrastructure package")
type
COD - Ordinary legislative procedure (ex-codecision procedure)
final
subject
3.20.02 Rail transport: passengers and freight