Maintenance works in Germany

Why reduced track access charges are not enough for railways

Maintenance works in Germany, source: Deutsche Bahn / Oliver Lang

Reduction of track access charges is becoming more and more popular in European countries. Some governments are even considering the possibility to suspend them. Of course, it is good for railway undertakings to boost their operations after the coronavirus lockdowns and restrictions. However, it is not enough for the development of the rail sector in total. Péter Rónai from the Hungarian State Railways explains in his column why.

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Author: Mykola Zasiadko

Mykola Zasiadko was editor of online trade magazines RailTech.com and RailFreight.com.

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