Online Press Event: Smart and Affordable High-Speed Services in the European Union

Europe’s Rail Joint Undertaking – in collaboration with ALLRAIL, CER and UNIFE – is kicking-off 2023 with a dedicated online joint press event exploring the main findings coming from the ‘Smart and Affordable High-Speed Services in the European Union’ study. The event will take place on 23 January at 11:00 CET, online.

Last June during the Connecting Europe Days in Lyon, ALLRAIL and the three other organisations signed a Memorandum of Understanding to launch this joint initiative.

The event will be an opportunity to present the main findings of the report, underpinning the establishment of a European High-Speed Rail (HSR) Network connecting the main European cities and regions, combining investments in constructing creating/upgrading new HSR lines and upgrading the digitalisation and automation of existing ones. The report confirms that investing in a comprehensive European HSR network will deliver added value to European society and massively reduce the environmental footprint of European passenger transport.

In addition, the report proposes a master plan for HSR network connecting all EU capitals and major cities and calls for the Commission and Member States for a coordinated implementation with sufficient funding in the next decades.

The event will further elaborate on the main findings and present the master plan. It will also feature a short panel discussion moderated by EU-Rail’s Executive Director Carlo Borghini, during which ALLRAIL’s Secretary General will speak.

Finally, the event will encourage the press and the audience to express their comments and questions.

The full programme of the event can be found here.

Should you wish to attend the event, please kindly register here.