We are delighted to announce that our Rail Champion Award 2023 goes to Ukrainian Railways (UZ), for their remarkable resilience and continuation of transport services in war times. Since the start of the war, Ukrainian Railways have provided a lifeline to millions of displaced citizens and kept vital aid and supplies flowing through the country. Working under the most difficult and dangerous conditions, UZ employees' heroic efforts are ensuring the continuation of transport services accord ...

CER and UNIFE are delighted to announce the preliminary programme for the 16th edition of the European Railway Award ceremony, taking place on 31 January 2023 as a fully physical event in the Royal Museums of Fine Arts in Brussels (click here to register):  PRELIMINARY PROGRAMME WELCOME Alberto Mazzola, CER Executive DirectorPhilippe Citroën, UNIFE Director General  OPENING ADDRESSES Roberta Metsola, President of the European Parliament (vi ...

The nomination period for the 16th edition of the European Railway Award has been extended! Due to popular demand, you now have till 15 October to submit your entries. 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 at ...

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 ...