South East Europe Railways Group (SERG)

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History

11-12 July 1989, Belgrade (Yugoslavia), at first meeting. Originally known as Group of Balkan Railways (DGB). A Special Group of International Union of Railways (UIC), as a form of regional linking of interested railways. Current name adopted, 5-6 Feb 1998, Thessaloniki (Greece).

Aims

Consider and solve the issues regarding the improvement of transport services; improve cooperation among the railways in the Balkan region; harmonize development programmes in the field of infrastructure, informatic and commercial issues, in order to achieve the interoperability in its broadest sense; define common strategies and common policies for member railways regarding rail transport development in the region; increase the competitiveness of railways in the region; extend the market share for railway passenger and freight transport within the Balkans and in the Euro-Asian region.

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Activities

Conducts studies on: integration of Balkan countries' railway network to the Pan-European Network (Crete-Corridors, Group 24); European High Speed Network; Trans-European Railway Project (TER). Produced and started to apply since 1 Jan 1998 the 'Common Passenger Tariff and the Common Tariff Europe-Asia (TEA)'. Working Groups (8): Passenger Transport; Freight and Combined Transport; Technical Matters Related to Improvements of Operational Activities; Infrastructure; Informatics; Communications; Telecommunications; Security.

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Languages

English.

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Members

Members in 8 countries
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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

UIA Org ID

K0197

Last News Received

24. Nov 2005
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