Nominations for the 16th edition of the European Railway Award are now open! One of the most important challenges faced by the rail sector is certainly an area that will shape the image of transport for the next decades – PEOPLE. Women and girls represent more than 50% of the passenger rail ridership but they only compose approximately 20% of our workforce. We believe that by increasing the attractiveness of the sector to women, we can have a more mixed workforce for a proven increa ...

The European Year of Rail was a timely recognition of the role railways can and should play in addressing key challenges in European transport and logistics. With a proven track record in providing not only sustainable but also resilient transport services, as demonstrated during the COVID-19 pandemic, rail can help meet rising transport demand without jeopardising our Green Deal climate ambitions. The Year of Rail raised awareness of rail’s benefits but also called to light the areas for impr ...

Revealed live at the 8 February ceremony, the 2022 Rail Trailblazer Award went to Bane NOR’s ERTMS programme. The Norwegian national rail infrastructure company’s plan is to revolutionise its railway network over the next ten years by investing more than €2 billion in the European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS), which promises to enable future digitalisation and automation. It is the first project of this scale in Europe, with around 4,200 kilometres of track and more than 350 stat ...

The 2022 European Railway Award’s Rail Champion prize was presented today to Manfred Weber, Chairman of the European Parliament’s EPP Group, for his legislative support of rail travel among youth. Additionally, Bane NOR’s ERTMS programme was recognised as this year’s Rail Trailblazer project for revolutionising the Norwegian rail network and providing a vision for digital railways in a Single European Rail Area. The awards were bestowed during an online ceremony that celebrated 2021’s ...

CER and UNIFE are delighted to announce the programme for the 15th edition of the European Railway Award ceremony taking place online on 8 February 2022 at 17:00 (register here): PROGRAMME WELCOME Alberto Mazzola, CER Executive DirectorPhilippe Citroën, UNIFE Director General YEAR OF RAIL HIGHLIGHTS - The Connecting Europe Express Adina Vălean, European Commissioner for Transport RAIL CHAMPION AWARD 2022 Manfred Weber, Leader of the European People’s Party in the European Pa ...