Europe

Metro, light rail and tram systems in Europe

Produced as part of UITP’s cooperation with the European Rail Research Advisory Council, this publication provides a picture of the metro and light rail systems running in Europe. Information is presented in aggregated form for the countries participating in the study. It includes information on the length of the network, the number of lines in operation, the rolling stock of vehicles and, where this is the case, planned improvements, extensions and replacements.

2nd European Electromobility Stakeholder Forum

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The challenges, obstacles and opportunities to deliver an effective electromobility system in Europe were addressed and discussed over two days at the 2nd European Electromobility Stakeholder Forum Meeting in Brussels on the 4th and 5th of June. ZeEUS coordinated by UITP, Green eMotion and FREVUE as the three flagship electromobility projects of the European Commission jointly presented their findings and plans on electromobility in Europe across a number of common themes for electrified passengers cars, freight vehicles and urban buses.

UITP contributes to the European Commission’s consultation on the future of VAT

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The Commission adopted in December 2011 a Communication on the future of VAT that sets out the fundamental characteristics that must underlie the new VAT regime, and priority actions needed to create a simpler, more efficient and more robust VAT system in the EU. One of the priority areas in this regard is the review and possible revision of the VAT rules on the public sector including the special rules for public bodies and the tax exemptions in the public interest.

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