It is widely agreed that more freight should be shifted from road to rail. However, decision makers like shippers and LSPs challenge the competitiveness of rail freight from time to time. In turn, these competitive disadvantages partly reside in burdens that are put on rail freight as well as in established benefits which favor others modes of transport.

FAIRPLAY4RAIL demonstrates burdens imposed on rail freight that limit its competitiveness in comparism to other transport modes

The action FAIRPLAY4RAIL demonstrates established competitive disadvantages for rail freight in real-live and identifies rules and regulations that may be changed in order to increase its competiteveness. Furthermore a fair comparism is made by pointing out benefits given to other transport modes, that do not apply to rail freight.