January 25
2021
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12th January 2021
Competition & State Aid Consumer, Health & Environment Internal Market

Commission approves aid scheme to rail transport in Germany

Today, the European Commission approved, under EU State aid rules, a German scheme to support upgrade of traffic management equipment for rail vehicles in the area of Stuttgart in Germany.

The scheme, which has an overall budget of 200 million euros and will run until 2025, consists of two measures, namely (i) aid for furnishing of railway vehicles with the European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS) onboard equipment, and (ii) aid for furnishing of those same vehicles with automatic train operation (ATO), an operational safety enhancement device used to help automate the operation of trains.

The Commission greenlighted the envisaged scheme in view of its contribution to the environment and to mobility, and considering

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