• 21/
    FEB 2019

    Catherine Trautmann receives the European Railway Award 2019

    The 2019 European Railway Award was presented tonight to Catherine Trautmann, for her long-standing support of rail transport – including light rail in urban areas, high speed passenger lines and expanding the rail network across Europe in the framework of the European Union’s TEN-T Programme. The Award was handed over to Ms Trautmann by Philippe Citroën, UNIFE Director General, and Libor Lochman, CER Executive Director, during a special ceremony at the Royal Museums of Fine Arts in Brussels.

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  • 29/
    NOV 2018

    The crucial role of rail in the decarbonisation plans of the EU

    The European Commission published yesterday its Communication ‘’A clean planet for all – A European strategic long-term vision for a prosperous, modern, competitive and climate neutral economy’ setting the long-term strategy for greenhouse gas emissions reduction. The Communication outlines the way forward for the EU climate, energy and transport policies and entails the EU strategy in line with the Paris Agreement that will bring forward a vision of a low carbon economy protecting the planet and its people.   

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  • 18/
    SEP 2018

    Global rail supply industry remains on a growth track

    The rail supply industry hit a new record last year, exceeding a total market volume of EUR 163 billion. In total the sector grew 1.2% per year between 2015 and 2017, with the services, infrastructure and rail control segments performing best. According to the latest World Rail Market Study, the outlook for the coming years is similarly positive – provided political efforts are intensified to achieve a level-playing field on international markets.

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Annual Report 2018


The UNIFE Annual Report reviews our activities in 2018, focusing on areas ranging from industry policy, trade, R&I, to ERTMS, IRIS Certification, and advocating at the political level for better regulation and investment in favour of rail. Read more

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