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Key policy issues for the railway sector
Passengers are at the heart of the European railway business. From long-distance high speed trains to local and regional trains, the railways have something to offer to each customer.
Rail freight is particularly well placed to reduce Europe’s dependence on imported fuels, due to its high energy efficiency and major reliance on electric energy. Rail freight can support Europe’s...
Modern, efficient and reliable infrastructure is the backbone of the European economy. The rail network in Europe enables the transport of passengers and goods across member states with high...
Rail contributes to reducing the transport users’ environmental burden to society with its exceptionally low total external costs.
Rail is an essential component of the transport system, and transport is an essential function of any modern economy.
Interoperability and safety
Interoperability and safety enhance and ensure the seamless and safe circulation of passengers and goods on railway vehicles across the European Union and even beyond its borders.