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Rail Transport

Carole Maczkovics

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved.date: 18 August 2022

1 The Founding Fathers of the Treaty establishing the European Economic Community considered that transport presents specific features, as it is capital intensive, it employs an important number of workers, and it is a major industry (Greaves 1; see also Recitals 3 and 7 of Directive 2012/34/EU (‘SERA Directive’)), according to which special features of the railways have to be taken into account when improving efficiency of the railway system and when applying the principle of freedom to provide services. 2 From an economic point of view, the existence of a fixed,...
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