Frank Jost

  • Frank Jost







    Professional Career:


    DG MOVE, Single European Railway (since Jan 2011)

    • Infringement procedures on market access legislation.
    • Managing the full life cycles of studies from planning to implementation and dissemination of results on gauges
    • Consulting on, evaluation and impact assessments, negotiating with sector representatives and Member States on Implementing Regulations on (1) infrastructure charges, PPP (2) licensing of railway undertakings, including the accident cover and the publication of data
    • Commission Decision on infrastructure capacity allocation


    DG MOVE, Rail Transport (Feb 2004 to Dec 2010)

    Policy officer for economic aspects of the rail sector including service providers, industry and user communities, in particular:

    • European Semester
    • Economics of infrastructure usage costs and charges,
    • licensing of railway undertakings, including their financial fitness, accident insurance to cover liability of railway undertakings.
    • Presenting policies at expert workshops and at the UNECE in Geneva
    • EU accession negotiations with Croatia on the rail acquis. Pre-accession talks with West Balkans in railway policy. chairman of a working group with officials in the West Balkans, which reports to annual ministerial meeting.


    European Commission, Brussels, Directorate General for Energy and Transport, Unit Road Safety and Technologies (1 Jul 2001 to 31 Jan 2004)

    • Administrator for research and safety of road infrastructure


    European Commission, Brussels, Directorate General for Transport, Unit Research and Intermodality (16 May 1996 to 30 Jun 2001)

    • Research officer for road transport


    German Federal Ministry of Research and Education, 53170 Bonn, Germany (1 Jan 1993 to 15 May 1996)

    • Research officer for land transport technologies
    • Development of federal research programme, negotiation of contracts, contract follow-up, dissemination of results


    VAW aluminium AG, Bonn, Germany (16 April 1987 to 1 Jan 1993)

    • Industry holding
    • Project manager
    • Redesigning business processes in medium sized manufacturing industry, system development and implementation of software solutions for management of materials


    Education and Training:

    University of Technology, Darmstadt (DE) (Oct 1981 to April 1988)

    • Business administration, mechanical engineering, with theses on logistics, finance and accounting
    • Diplom Wirtschaftsingenieur technische Fachrichtung Maschinenbau
    • Diplom (University)


    Language Skills:

    • German (native)
    • English (excllent)
    • French (very good)
    • Italian (basic)
    • Dutch (basic)


    Transparency on access conditions and charges of stations and terminals


    In the third quarter of 2017, the Commission, after 18 months of intense sector consultation, issues rules for fair and predictable capacity allocation for track, stations and facilities.

    Infrastructure managers will make a joint effort to consult railway undertakings at an early stage about upcoming works that impact significantly the operations of trains. Moreover, infrastructure managers will provide different alternatives,  including the implications on the prices, and details on schedules for the duration of the works. Pursuant to a commitment taken by the infrastructure managers under the umbrella of RailNetEurope in Vienna, the Commission now integrates the key elements of that commitment into a legal instrument, giving railway undertakings  the legal lever demand compliant implementation.

    A second set of rules on “rail service facilities”, specifies what access conditions and procedures the operators of rail terminals and stations have to publish and which procedures they have to apply when allocating capacity in those facilities. The new rules should allow to make the best use of available capacities and put an end to long standing problems of denied access and unfair pricing in a market with dominant operators all over the place.