Lord Berkeley

rail monopoly news – France and Germany’s railways are falling apart!

Lord Berkeley

Rail monopoly news.  An irregular comment paper from Tony Berkeley, 7 November 2015  France and Germany’s railways are falling apart; other member states may not wish to follow them. France and Germany still lobbied the Transport Council against the changes that could revitalise their railways. Now, with the EC/EP/Council Trilogues already started, I reflect on…

Germany and France still want their rail monopolies

Lord Berkeley

Message to the European Transport Council – 4th Railway Package – Germany and France still trying to kill the PSO issues and keep their monopolies!  Germany and France, whilst still opposing the 4th RP in the Council and Parliament, are already making sure it will have no effect in bringing competition to PSO contracts in…

UK Government – How not to run an efficient, cost-effective and safe railway to attract traffic off road and air

Lord Berkeley

How not to run an efficient, cost-effective and safe railway to attract traffic off road and air. The European Council and Commission are grinding their way through new legislation to achieve the above objectives and to bring the Single Market to the rail sector. Common standards and approval processes for rolling stock form part of…