Joint Press Release
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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Lyon,

Travel and rail industry partner with civil society calling on policy makers to shift to rail

ALLRAIL, along with other European actors of the rail and travel sector, rail industry, civil society, passengers associations call on European Institutions and Member states to take bold actions now to achieve a climate-friendly transport system by 2030.

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Brussels,

European Rail Infrastructure Managers (EIM) joins multinational Support Ukraine Rail Task Force as an observer

This week, the European Rail Infrastructure Managers (EIM), has joined the newly set multinational "Support Ukraine Rail Task Force" as an observer. EIM is a non-profit association, representing the interests of European rail infrastructure managers in Europe, in particular vis-à-vis the EU institutions.

Two weeks ago, leading rail sector officials in Europe and the USA announced the formation of a Multinational “Support Ukraine Rail Task Force”, in partnership
with Ukrainian Railways "Ukrzaliznytsia" (UZ), the Ukrainian Ministry of Infrastructure and the Ukrainian Cabinet. The aim is to coordinate technical, mechanical, and policy support for Ukrainian citizens and the rail sector.

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Washington, D.C. and Brussels,

The Multinational Support Ukraine rail task force is launched

Jolene Molitoris, former United States Federal Railroad Administrator, together with Nick Brooks, Secretary General of ALLRAIL, Ray Chambers, President of the American Association for Innovative Passenger Rail Operations (AIPRO) and Robert VanderClute, former Senior Vice President of the Association of American Railroads (AAR) & former Vice Chair of UIC, have announced the formation of the International Support Ukraine Rail Task Force.

The mission is to respond fully to the appeal of the Ukrainian national rail operator Ukrzaliznytsia (UZ) urging the global rail sector to do everything in its power to support the Ukrainian rail sector after the unjustified Russian invasion and to completely isolate the Russian Railways (RZD) and Belarusian Railways from international commerce.

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Brussels,

Railway sector comes together to mark official closure of European Year of Rail

Today, the Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies (CER), together with the Alliance of Passenger Rail New Entrants in Europe (ALLRAIL), the European Association for Forwarding, Transport, Logistics and Customs Services (CLECAT), the European Passengers’ Federation (EPF), Erasmus by Train e.V. (EbT) and the European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF), came together to formally close the European Year of Rail, on the occasion of the European Railway Summit organised within the framework of the French Presidency of the EU Council.

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