• Ramifications of "Brexit" for railways

  • Discussion about railroad topics everywhere outside of North America.
Discussion about railroad topics everywhere outside of North America.

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  by Semaphore Sam
 
Again, considering the acrimony between North and South (basically Italy) about funding, and the fight between Germany and the ECB about court control, I ask again, will the EU still exist for three more years, and what would be the result of a break-up of the EU on the European railway system? Ideas, anyone?
  by johnthefireman
 
Brexit: Boris Johnson faces Eurotunnel test
Boris Johnson is facing a major Brexit test with the future of Eurotunnel operations at stake, it has emerged.

The EU wants the UK to drop its opposition to a role for the European court of justice in British affairs to ensure trains keep running between France and the UK after Brexit is implemented on 1 January.

The European commission has this week asked the European parliament and the European council to officially mandate France to urgently negotiate a new bilateral deal with the UK giving the ECJ the powers to resolve future disputes between the two countries as “union law would not longer be applicable to the part of the channel fixed link under the jurisdiction of the United Kingdom” after Brexit.

Unless there is an overarching deal with one body responsible for legal disputes regarding the entire 30-mile (50km) tunnel there will be chaos, insiders say...
  by johnthefireman
 
That was six months ago, long before whatever deal was agreed a few days ago, so who knows whether it is still the case?
  by ExCon90
 
Just out of curiosity, is there any sort of railway in Gibraltar with a connection to RENFE? Apparently the recent announcement leaves the border arrangements there still up in the air. (I assume that the border arrangements between Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic are now settled?)
  by ExCon90
 
    Just out of curiosity, is there any sort of railway in Gibraltar with a connection to RENFE? Apparently the recent announcement leaves the border arrangements there still up in the air. (I assume that the border arrangements between the U. K. and the Irish Republic are now settled?)
      by kato
     
    ExCon90 wrote: Tue Dec 29, 2020 9:16 pm Just out of curiosity, is there any sort of railway in Gibraltar with a connection to RENFE?
    The closest RENFE station to Gibraltar is San Roque about 8km north of the border.

    There is a bus from San Roque to the central bus station of La Linea de la Concepcion, located 300m north of the border. It's a 600m walk from there through the checkpoints to the airport bus station on the other side of the border where bus services from Gibraltar terminate.

    Historically, tracks were laid in the 1970s to replace the bus to La Linea in order to connect it to the RENFE network (it's one of the few 50,000+ population cities in Spain without a rail connection). These tracks run to within 2 km of the border to the northern extent of inner-city La Linea. The project was stopped for political reasons back then though and the tracks were never used. It's been proposed to reuse them in a future tram project for La Linea.
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