Sector Statement

European rail sector’s joint statement on the revised Taxonomy Delegated Acts

ALLRAIL, together with the Community of the European Railways and Infrastructure Companies (CER), the European Rail Infrastructure Managers (EIM), the European Rail Freight Association (ERFA), the International Union of Wagon Keepers (UIP) and the European Rail Supply Industry (UNIFE), issued recommendations to the European Commission regarding its proposal for amending the Taxonomy Climate Delegated Act and the Taxonomy Disclosures Delegated Act.

We, the European rail sector, reaffirm our readiness to work with EU Institutions to make the EU Taxonomy successful.

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Sector statement on Digital Automatic Coupling (DAC)

On 21 September 2022 at the Innotrans trade fair in Berlin, the European railway sector (including ALLRAIL) handed over the Sector Statement on Digital Automatic Coupling (DAC) to the European Commission, represented by DG MOVE's Director General Henrik Hololei.

This Sector Statement on the DAC showcases the need and the advantages to roll-out this innovative device across the European railway system in an accelerated and concerted manner, presents the commitment of the European railway sector and calls the European Commission, the Members States and the European Union Agency for Railways (ERA) to action.

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European Rail Manifesto: Reaching EU Climate goals by making rail the first choice for European travel in 2030

In the framework of the #ConnectingEurope Days in Lyon (June 2022), ALLRAIL along with other European actors of the rail sector, industry, civil society, passengers and workers associations came up together with the European Rail Manifesto.

In this manifesto, we commit to working towards a collaborative rail ecosystem that provides affordable, inclusive, secure and green mobility for all European Citizens by 2030, in order to progress with a modal shift in which medium and long-distance passenger transport is the backbone.

Our 2030 European Rail Vision is based on six objectives to be reached by 2030:

  1. Make rail the backbone of sustainable mobility;
  2. Ensure inclusiveness, competitiveness and affordability;
  3. Guarantee connectedness, service levels and infrastructure quality;
  4. Promote a green, inclusive, attractive, gender-balanced and qualified industry and jobs;
  5. Ensure good governance, high quality, reliability and security;
  6. Finance and invest in the future of rail.

In addition, we call upon European institutions and Member states to support our commitment. 

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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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Sector stakeholder statement on international rail passenger services

On behalf of the Sector Mirror Group, consisting of representatives of railway undertakings (CER/ALLRAIL/UIC/CIT), infrastructure managers (EIM/CER/UIC), railway suppliers (UNIFE), passenger and consumers’ organisations (EPF/BEUC), travel companies (EU Travel Tech/ECTAA) and distributors (EU Travel Tech/ALLRAIL), the co-chairs wish to make the following announcement.  

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