The kick-off meeting of the Advisory Groups of Railway Undertakings and Terminals was organised by the Romanian Infrastructure Manager, CFR, on 9th October 2019, in Bucharest. The representatives of railway undertakings elected Mr. Martin Erlinger (Rail Cargo Austria) as their spokesperson. In her opening speech Ms. Karla Peijs stressed the importance of cooperation between CNC and RFC, the goal is to increase the modal shair of rail and make it more competitive. This could be achieved by increasing the commercial speed, offering adequate and reliable capacity for flexible transport needs (e.g. TTR), reducing temporary capacity restrictions by ensuring a multi-annual safeguarding of budget elements by the ministries of transport and hereby enabling IMs a long term planning of works.