Should the EU compensate companies’ losses due to infrastructure works? 10/08/23

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Railway networks throughout Europe are undergoing major infrastructural upgrades to ensure a more prominent role for rail. However, all these projects often cause disruptions, cancellations, or delays, and it is more difficult to find alternatives for freight than it is for passengers. How can rail freight companies be compensated for their losses and who should be the one paying? According to UIRR Chief Policy Advisor Akos Ersek, it is highly unlikely that the EU will take up the task since no budget was allocated for this purpose.


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