Track Access Charges Summit 2020 open for registration

Electrified railway in Germany, source: Deutsche Bahn

The Track Access Charges Summit 2020 is open for registration. The event will take place on 21-22 April at the Railway Museum in Riga, Latvia. Two key topics will be discussed by the rail professionals: the regulative and political aspects of track access charging as well as the implementation of the minimum access package. The TAC Summit will be hosted by LatRailNet and Latvian Railways.

The programme of the Track Access Charges Summit 2020 starts with a technical visit in the morning of 21 April. It is included in the registration fee. After the networking lunch, the discussion led by Stefan Marsching, a professor from Graz Technical University, will begin. The rail experts from Austria, Germany, Hungary, Latvia, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and other countries will share their presentations dedicated to the various issues of the Track Access Charges (TAC). The event will be also attended by the representatives of the EU railway bodies including Libor Lochman from the Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies (CER) and Kornél Nagy from Register of Infrastructure (RINF).

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Five sessions

The discussions of the TAC Summit 2020 will be divided into five sessions. The second half of the first day, 21 April, will be dedicated to the role of TACS in competition between railways and other modes of transportation (1st session) and development of rail freight corridors (2nd session).

Three other sessions will be carried out on Wednesday, 22 April. The 3rd session will be focused on implementing the Directive 34/2012 and Implementing Act 2015/919. Several speakers from Central Eastern European countries their experiences in this area. How the gap between the Track Access Charges and total costs should be financed? This issue will be discussed in the 4th session. The final part of the conference will be devoted to the minimum access package.

The complete schedule of the event can be found here.

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Author: Mykola Zasiadko

Mykola Zasiadko is editor of online trade magazines and

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