• 09/
    DEC 2020

    New EU strategy for sustainable and smart mobility gives pivotal role to rail

    On 9 December, the European Commission published the EU Sustainable and Smart Mobility Strategy, which will transform the EU transport sector to fully support the objectives of the EU ‘’Green Deal’’ and of ‘’A Europe fit for the digital age’’. The European rail sector, represented by the Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies (CER), the Association of the European Rail Infrastructure Managers (EIM) and the Association of the European Rail Supply Industry (UNIFE), welcome the timely adoption of the EU Sustainable and Smart Mobility Strategy and support its full and swift implementation.

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  • 07/
    DEC 2020

    ERRAC releases Strategic Research & Innovation Agenda, defining new rail sector priorities

    2020 has been a year of crisis. Europe, and the world, have endured two waves of a pandemic and rolling examples of the intensifying ramifications of climate change. When plotting solutions to both challenges, rail is clearly a solution.

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  • 02/
    DEC 2020

    STAFFER, rail sector’s blueprint for skills officially launched

    Rail is a major driver in the strategic European objective of smart, green and sustainable growth. Responsible for less than 2% of final transport energy use, rail will to serve as the backbone of tomorrow’s eco-friendly European transport system. However, the sector is currently experiencing a severe skill shortage as a large share of its workforce will retire in the next 10 years just as technological developments demand increased skills capabilities. 

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