All the definitions referring specifically to the geographical framework of Europe may be applied to other regions of the world. They are intended for the work of the three intergovernmental organizations who have created this compilation: the European Union (EU), the ECMT and the Economic Commission for Europe of the United Nations (UNECE).
Round Table 81 takes stock of the problems and considers the contribution private capital could bring in funding transport infrastructure.
This report shows how barriers to this growth – arising from differences in the way trains pay to use national networks – can be overcome. It recommends moving to a set of simple charges for freight that create similar incentives for the management and planning of train operations across national borders.