News

  • 02/
    SEP 2019

    UNIFE urges the European Institutions to ensure a level-playing field between the European and the Chinese rail supply industry

    The press has recently been reporting about the purchase of the locomotives business of a German manufacturer by the Chinese State-owned train-builder CRRC, thereby confirming China’s strategy to enter and conquer the European rail market. In this context, UNIFE deems as essential to reiterate its call for a real level-playing field and for fair conditions between the European and the Chinese rail supply industry.

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  • 14/
    JUN 2019

    UNIFE General Assembly: UNIFE Presiding Board adopts the Dublin Declaration on the crucial role of the European Rail Supply Industry

    With the occasion of he 28th UNIFE General Assembly the Members of the UNIFE Presiding Board signed the Dublin Declaration in order to raise the awareness of EU and national decision-makers on the crucial importance of our industry for the sustainable development of our continent and whole planet. Click here to read the full Dublin declaration.

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  • 05/
    APR 2019

    UNIFE highlights key industry issues at SIFER 2019

    From 26 to 28 March, UNIFE participated in the 11th International Exhibition of Railway Technology SIFER 2019, in Lille, giving us the opportunity to meet several members, potential new members and other rail sector stakeholders.

    Philippe Citroën participated in the Opening Ceremony and highlighted the challenges that face our industry in terms of market access and competition. “Although the world rail market should grow at an annual 2.7% through 2023, our industry is challenged by market access barriers and unfair competition on price. This calls for a true EU industrial policy,” he underlined.

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  • 05/
    APR 2019

    Laying tracks to continue the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF)

    The Connecting Europe Facility (CEF), along with the Structural Funds, has been the most important EU investment programme for transport projects, and rail has been biggest beneficiary of CEF funding in the current (2014-2020) period, with grants adding up to more than €16 billion in total.  Therefore, the negotiations on the continuation of CEF in the 2021-2027 period has been at the focus on UNIFE’s activities in the area of investment.

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  • 21/
    FEB 2019

    Catherine Trautmann receives the European Railway Award 2019

    The 2019 European Railway Award was presented tonight to Catherine Trautmann, for her long-standing support of rail transport – including light rail in urban areas, high speed passenger lines and expanding the rail network across Europe in the framework of the European Union’s TEN-T Programme. The Award was handed over to Ms Trautmann by Philippe Citroën, UNIFE Director General, and Libor Lochman, CER Executive Director, during a special ceremony at the Royal Museums of Fine Arts in Brussels.

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WRMS

  • World Rail Market Study

    The Study is a reference for the rail sector and is regularly referred to as a standard set of data for the rail supply industry.
    Click here to view the executive summary 

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