Sector Statement

Joint Letter on the Commission’s Request to the European Agency of Railway to Revise the Technical Specifications for Interoperability (TSIs)

The European Commission has launched a consultation regarding its future request to the European Agency of Railways to develop and review the technical specifications for interoperability (TSIs): the legal Framework establishing mandatory requirements for the rail system in the Union.

AERRL, ALLRAIL, CER, EAL, EIM, FEDECRAIL, NB-Rail, UIP, UIRR, UITP and UNIFE called to focus on important items, primarily signalling (ERTMS), harmonisation of operation rules, railway communication systems (FRMCS), and the Digital Automatic Coupler (DAC).

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Joint statement on the Agency becoming a registration entity for railway vehicles


AERRL, ALLRAIL, CER, EAL, EIM, ERFA, UIP, UIRR and UNIFE support the implementation of the centralised registration function as the European Vehicle Register (EVR) defined in the Commission Implementing Regulation 2018/1614 of 25 October 2018 and the corresponding transfer of the relevant data of registered vehicles from the National Vehicle Registers to the EVR.

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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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