Discover UITP’s rail activities in 2021! Follow this link to stay up to date with all our activities.
Publications: Statistics Briefs on Metro (World), Light Rail (Europe), and Suburban and Regional Rail (Europe)
UITP Secretary General Mohamed Mezghani boards the Connecting Europe Express
EU Rail Accessibility Day, in collaboration with UIC
Q3 – Q4
Rail Success Stories Report
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European Year of Rail
To shine a light on one of the most sustainable, innovative and safest transport modes we have, the European Union declared 2021 the 'European Year of Rail'! Throughout the year, the EU plans various activities to put the benefits of rail transport in the spotlight. The initiative is part of the European Green Deal, aiming to achieve a 90% reduction in transport emissions by 2050.
To boost rail transport, the European Commission has already implemented a number of actions including 2016’s Fourth Railway Package which begins full implementation in 2021, the Single European Railway Area and the Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking.
This year, the Commission will launch a proposal on a new European Partnership for transforming Europe's rail system and an action plan to boost passenger rail transport. This will include measures to improve capacity and simplify ticketing across different transport modes to enable multimodality and increase the attractiveness of rail. Find out more about the European Year of Rail here!