• 02/
    DEC 2020

    STAFFER, rail sector’s blueprint for skills officially launched

    Rail is a major driver in the strategic European objective of smart, green and sustainable growth. Responsible for less than 2% of final transport energy use, rail will to serve as the backbone of tomorrow’s eco-friendly European transport system. However, the sector is currently experiencing a severe skill shortage as a large share of its workforce will retire in the next 10 years just as technological developments demand increased skills capabilities. 

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  • 05/
    NOV 2020

    5GRAIL, the FRMCS demonstrator, officially launched

    Achieving the European Union Green Deal objectives requires the development of efficient European railway transport for both passengers and freight. This will be reliant on the successful digitalisation of the European railway transport, for which the 5G FRMCS (Future Railways Mobile Communication System – the GSM-R successor) technology will be an enabler.

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  • 22/
    OCT 2020

    UNIFE Presiding Board calls on European policy-makers for clear arbitrations to secure a green future

    We, Members of the Presiding Board of the European Rail Supply Industry Association (UNIFE), want to share our concerns regarding a series of recent alarming developments which have been met with disbelief within our industry and created the perception that rail may not have its rightful place on the EU political agenda.

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Annual Report 2019


The UNIFE Annual Report reviews our activities in 2019, 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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