New intercity bus lines: market for the bus, competition for the rail?


  
  
 
 
  • Workshop
05/05/2014
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Brussels
  • Belgium

About: 

With the EU Regulation No 1073/2009 on common rules for access to the international market for coach and bus services, the coastal trade (cabotage) is now allowed and opens the market to new intercity bus lines putting the railways system under pressure. In France, the application of the national law is still very restrictive, but in Germany the market is now open.

The opening of those bus lines is a new opportunity for customers to travel more and at a cheaper price, attracting young people, students and the middle class which cannot always afford fares fixed by railway companies.

The workshop will present the EU Regulation No 1073/2009 and its different cases of application in Europe (France, Germany, Spain), the market, opportunities and challenges for regional and international bus/coach operators as well as for the rail.

Presentations are available for download in Mobi+, our electronic library

Everyone can request a login and password by clicking here. Non-members will be able to access the presentations during 3 months after the event.

 

Speakers: 

  • André BurriAndré Burri, Chairman of the SmaRT Platform, CarPostal, Switzerland
  • Jan SzulczykJan Szulczyk, MOVE.D3 Land Transport, EU Commission
  • Oleg KamberskiOleg Kamberski, IRU (International Road Transport Unions), Belgium
  • Maria HartiMaria Harti, ID Bus SNCF, France
  • Alberto CilleroAlberto Cillero Hernández, ALSA, Spain
  • John GilbertJohn Gilbert, National Express, UK
  • Gunnar AlexanderssonGunnar Alexandersson, Government Offices of Sweden, Sweden

Programme: 

 

9:30     Opening of the meeting

9:45     SESSION 1:  The regulation and its application

  • The EU regulation
    Jan Szulzyck, Move D3 Land Transport, Eu Commission, Belgium
  • Position of the IRU, challenges and opportunities for the coach market
    Oleg Kamberski, IRU (International Road Transport Unions), Belgium
  • The French context, why and how IDBUS
    Maria Harti, IDBUS SNCF, France
  • The Swedish context, reforms in the Swedish bus and railway business
    Gunnar Alexandersson, Government Offices of Sweden, Sweden

11:15   Coffee break

11:40    ROUND TABLE DISCUSSIONS

12:30   Lunch

13:45   SESSION 2:  Bus and coach operations and partnerships

  • ADAC and Deutsche Post partnership, example from Germany
    Joachim Wessels, Deutsche Post, Germany (cancelled)
  • Alsa operations in Spain, the Spanish context
    Alberto Cillero Hernández, Alsa Grupo, Spain
  • National Express, the UK context
    John Gilbert, National Express, UK

15:00    ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS

15:45    Conclusions and wrap-up

16:00   END OF THE WORKSHOP

 

Don't forget: Presentations are available for download in Mobi+, our electronic library. Everyone can request a login and password by clicking here. Non-members will be able to access the presentations during 3 months after the event.

Registration: 

How to register?

Click HERE to register for the workshop.

For more information please contact Anne Mordret, anne.mordret(at)uitp.org

Please note that the number of participants is limited to 50.

 

Registration fees 

UITP members: € 220*

Non-members: € 460*

*Excluding 21% VAT

Practical information: 

Meeting place

FEB asbl
Rue Ravenstein 4
B - 1000 Brussels
Tel. + 32 2 515 08 11

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Accommodation

There are many hotels around Brussels Central Station. UITP recommends you contact these hotels should you wish to benefit from negotiated UITP rates:

THE DOMINICAN****
(right behind the Opera La Monnaie, DeBrouckere Metro station)

Address: Rue Léopold 9, BE-1000 Brussels, Belgium

  • Deluxe: 167€ (single) / 194€ (double)
  • Executive: 217€ (single) / 244€ (double)

For reservation, please use the following address: reservations@thedominican.carlton.be

Precise that you wish to benefit from UITP corporate rate.

ATLAS HOTEL***
(10 minute walk from UITP headquarters, Sainte Catherine Metro Station)

Address: Rue du Vieux Marché-aux-Grains, 30 – B-1000 Brussels, Belgium

  • Single use (double room) : 118€ weekdays / 79€ weekend
  • Double use (double room) : 136€ weekdays / 90€ weekend

Reservation through internet via www.atlas.be, by email: info@atlas.be, by fax : 02/502.69.35 or by phone : 02/502.60.06

Precise that you wish to benefit from UITP corporate rate.

IMPORTANT:

If you need a hotel room, we advise you book it as soon as possible since this period is a high season period for hotels due to a big congress in the city. UITP remains at your disposal should you have problems in finding a hotel room. Don’t hesitate to contact us.
 

Contact

Anne Mordret
Tel: +32-2-663 66 62
Email: anne.mordret(at)uitp.org

 

Language

The workshop and the discussions will be in English. 

 

Speakers: 

  • André BurriAndré Burri, Chairman of the SmaRT Platform, CarPostal, Switzerland
  • Jan SzulczykJan Szulczyk, MOVE.D3 Land Transport, EU Commission
  • Oleg KamberskiOleg Kamberski, IRU (International Road Transport Unions), Belgium
  • Maria HartiMaria Harti, ID Bus SNCF, France
  • Alberto CilleroAlberto Cillero Hernández, ALSA, Spain
  • John GilbertJohn Gilbert, National Express, UK
  • Gunnar AlexanderssonGunnar Alexandersson, Government Offices of Sweden, Sweden

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