High-speed rail
Brussels,

Europe wants a high-speed rail network to replace airplanes

Together with the Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies (CER), the European Rail Supply Industry (UNIFE) and the Europe’s Rail Joint Undertaking (EU-RAIL), ALLRAIL has committed to the study on ‘Smart and Affordable High-Speed Services in the European Union’. The study will highlight the numerous benefits of an expanded high-speed rail network connecting national capitals and major cities.

"We want to see high-speed trains with 1,000 seats each connecting places around Europe on a frequent basis," says Nick Brooks, secretary general of ALLRAIL. "This will lead to low fares and high revenue. While other competing long-distance transport modes are setting themselves 'net zero' emission targets, rail can do it bigger and better. The outcomes of this study must enable high-speed rail to become the backbone of long-distance travel in Europe."
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Lyon,

Memorandum of Understanding on the study ‘Smart and Affordable High-Speed Services in the European Union’ signed on 29 June 2022

In the context of the French Presidency of the European Union, the signature of the Memorandum of Understanding between the Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies (CER), the Alliance of Passenger Rail New Entrants in Europe (ALLRAIL), the European Rail Supply Industry (UNIFE) and the Europe’s Rail Joint Undertaking (EU-RAIL), took place in presence of Walter Goetz, Head of Cabinet of the European Transport Commissioner Adina Vălean, during the Connecting Europe Days in Lyon on 29 June 2022.

The objective of the Memorandum of Understanding is a study on ‘Smart and Affordable High-Speed Services in the European Union’. The event was the perfect occasion for the European railway and transport community to acknowledge the importance of research and to officially launch the collaboration for the study that will serve as a hub for knowledge exchange.

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Brussels,

Smart & Affordable High Speed Services in the EU study planned

Railway industry associations (ALLRAIL, CER, UNIFE) and the Europe's Rail Joint Undertaking research programme have signed a memorandum of understanding to undertake a study into ‘Smart & Affordable High-Speed Services in the European Union’. The study will demonstrate the benefits of a radical transformation of the rail network to provide high speed services linking all major continental cities. 

While other competing long distance transport modes are setting themselves net zero emission targets, ALLRAIL believes that rail can do it bigger and better: high speed trains with large capacities connecting places around Europe on a frequent basis will lead to low fares and high revenue. The outcomes of this study must enable high speed rail to become the backbone of long-distance travel in Europe. 

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