Rail is key to decarbonise the transport sector and contribute to the EU’s green recovery

​In this interview, Jarosław Piotr Stawiarski (PL/ECR), President of the Lubelskie Region, answers six questions on rail transport in Europe. The rapporteur of the opinion on the European Year of Rail 2021 calls for an increase of rail’s share in the transport market, stressing that rail is the undisputed leader in low emissions and reduced external costs. Next year is the European Year of Rail, which will feature a range of events and campaigns to attract more people and goods to railways. Environmentally-friendly and energy-efficient, rail is set to play a crucial role in helping the EU become climate neutral by 2050.

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