The Track to a successful TEN-T

The Track to a successful TEN-T

Tuesday, 11 October 2022 to Thursday, 13 October 2022
Brussels, European Parliament

The Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T) is essential for the coordination of major rail projects, physical and digital, across Europe. The overall development of cross-border, regional and high-speed infrastructure, the necessary impetus to shift more passengers and freight to sustainable modes like rail, as well as cohesion and social inclusion all rely on a sound TEN-T policy. At the end of 2021, the European Year of Rail, the European Commission published its proposal for the revision of the Regulation on the Trans-European Transport Network. The file is pivotal to reinforce the foundations for a seamless multimodal transport system with rail at its heart.

Kindly hosted by MEP Dominique Riquet, co-rapporteur on the TEN-T file, CER presented ‘The track to a successful TEN-T for a sustainably connected Europe’, a conference and exhibition taking place over three days in the European Parliament to showcase why TEN-T plays such an important role for rail and why rail deserves a special place in the TEN-T.

Agenda overview

The opening ceremony took place on the site of the exhibition on Tuesday 11 October, following a policy debate where the key implications of the TEN-T revision for rail infrastructure, passenger and freight services were discussed with a panel of experts. The exhibition remained open till the end of Thursday 13 October.

  • 11 October, 10:00-12:00: Policy debate
  • 11 October, 12.30: Exhibition opening
  • 11 October, 17.00: Side event 'The Fehmarnbelt Tunnel', hosted by MEP Marianne Vind (more info here)
  • 13 October, 11.00: Side event 'The new railway link Munich-Verona', hosted by MEP Barbara Thaler (more info here)
  • 11-13 October: Exhibition (open access to all EP badge holders)


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The three-day exhibition transported visitors to "Europe Central Station", which was filled with relevant info at every platform, news kiosk and storage locker.  

Posters and display screens featured a range of infrastructure projects, from major constructions to missing links, with 6 European mega projects showcased at each of the B platforms: Rail Baltica, the Polish STH high-speed rail programme, the Fehmarnbelt Tunnel, the Brenner Corridor Munich-Verona, the New Rail Link through the Alps (NRLA), and the Lyon-Turin Tunnel Euralpin

A freight section showed how TEN-T is an opportunity for modal shift. We also presented the technology that’s helping to revolutionise the sector for the future. And at platform C was the Connecting Europe Express, with information on international passengers services including high-speed and night trains as well as ticketing.  

Click on the images below to discover the exhibition content or view our wrap-up publication here.




TEN-T Infrastructure project map


Major European projects





Passenger vision aboard the Connecting Europe Express

CER Ticketing Roadmap   

CER Ticketing Roadmap



Freight vision


Click on the pictures to download the pdf or play our CER-man game!


Digital future                                             



Rail Sustainability