COVID-19 news

COVID-19 news

On 11 March 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 a pandemic and governments worldwide adopted wide-ranging measures to contain the spread of the virus.

Keeping European mobility operational during these critical times is key. Railways are doing their utmost to keep essential freight and passenger services running, while protecting their customers and staff. This short video produced on the occasion of the 2021 European Railway Award shows that when Covid-19 brought the world to a standstill, rail kept us moving!

CER is monitoring the situation closely in collaboration with all our members and collecting data on the impact of COVID-19 on rail operations, the effects of which will require considerable EU-level as well as national support for transport. 

On this page, you can find all our latest news and related information. You can also follow us on Twitter @CER_Railways.

CER and joint communications

CER is also a partner in the CEEP Platform "Services of General Interest facing COVID-19", where you can find examples of how SGI providers from all sectors across Europe are contributing to fight COVID-19 (launched 26 March 2020)

EU response

For relevant information from the European Commission, visit their ‘COVID’ webpages below:

For rail-related legislative updates linked to COVID-19, you can also visit the CER Railway Law Portal. Simply enter the keyword ‘covid’ into the search function.

Other resources

Measures at the CER office

Following the advice of the Belgian Government, please note that the CER office has taken the following measures until further notice:

  • The CER office meeting rooms remain closed; NO events and meetings are currently being hosted.
  • The CER office staff is advised and permitted to work from home.

The above-mentioned measures do not affect the availability of CER’s services. Our work continues and we remain available for your questions. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the CER team as usual via email or mobile phone.

Thank you for your understanding and for your continued cooperation.