State aid for electric train operators approved

‘Electrically powered rail transport is one of the most environmentally friendly transport options’, said Commissioner in charge of competition policy Margrethe Vestager (Photo: Frank Kniestedt/Deutsche Bahn).

GERMANY: The European Commission has approved under state aid rules a scheme which provides the operators of electric trains with federal government funding to cover up to 50% of the costs incurred from measures taken to increase energy efficiency. This can include the acquisition of modern rolling stock, including hybrid ...

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