What do we want to achieve ?
Over the last 25 years the Commission has been very active in proposing restructuring the European rail transport market and in order to strengthen the position of railways vis-à-vis other transport modes. The Commission's efforts have concentrated on three major areas which are all crucial for developing a strong and competitive rail transport industry: (1) opening the rail transport market to competition, (2) improving the interoperability and safety of national networks and (3) developing rail transport infrastructure.
On 14 December 2021, the European Commission adopted an Action Plan to boost passenger rail and to reach its strategic milestones of doubling high-speed rail traffic by 2030 and tripling it by 2050. Read more.
In 2021, all eyes were on rail and its role for the smart and sustainable future of EU transport. Find out all about the initiative here.
As part of the European Year of Rail, a special EU train criss-crossed the continent from 2 September to 7 October 2021, stopping in over 200 towns and cities in 26 countries: The Connecting Europe Express! Find out all about it here.
Vacancy for 1 post of Chief Stakeholder Relations and Dissemination (Temporary Agent– AD5) at the Europe's Rail Joint Undertaking (EU-RAIL)
Projects worth €390 million, against €234 million funding, are expected to be funded under the Europe’s Rail 2022-1 Call for Proposals for Research & Innovation activities, within the framework of the Europe’s Rail Annual Work Programme 2022-2024.
Rail Transport: EU extends COVID-19 support measure
2021 was the European Year of Rail and promoted how trains can help the EU become climate-neutral by 2050. Today’s European Railway Summit on the sidelines of the Informal Meeting of Transport Ministers, officially brought the Year to a close.
Vacancy for 1 post of Programme and Call Coordinating Officer (Contract Agent– FGIV) at the Europe's Rail Joint Undertaking (EU-RAIL)
The deadline for applications is 16/02/2022