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Welcome to the website of Rail Forum Europe!

Rail Forum Europe (RFE) is the Members of the European Parliament’s association dedicated to rail transport.
Created in 2011, the Association aims to facilitate the establishment or strengthening of professional and personal ties between its members in full compliance with European and National Law, as well as to foster the co-operation with various scientific, technical, economic, industrial and professional groups and organisations – whose activities affect the various issues that arise in the field of rail transport.

LATEST NEWS AND EVENTS

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RFE event: Next stops for European Rail

On 9 November, RFE held its latest event in the European Parliament: Next stops for European rail. This time supported by Renew Europe, the event was hoted by MEP Ondrej Kovarík, Member of Rail Forum Europe. MEP MEP Andrey Novakov, President, Rail Forum Europe also gave opening remarks. Speakers in the first half of the event focusing on infrastructure included Kristian Schmidt, Director for Land ...

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Rail Forum Europe event: Investing in rail

 Rail Forum Europe event: Boosting rail transport and creating a framework for investments in sustainable transport infrastructure Brussels, 22 June 2022 – On 22 June Rail Forum Europe (RFE)organised its first in-person event of 2022, with a working breakfast that saw Luigi Ferraris, CEO of Italian Railways (FSI), presenting the company’s industrial plan and engaging with Members of the ...

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RFE Webinar: Decarbonising rolling stock

On 30 March, Rail Forum Europe (RFE) held a webinar for members on Decarbonising rolling stock: The potential of alternative propulsion systems in the rail sector. This time the webinar was supported by UNIFE and began with opening remarks from RFE President MEP Andrey Novakov. MEP Jakop Dalunde and Giuseppe Izzo Transport Attaché at the Italian Permanent ...

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RFE Webinar: Rail as a driving force for sustainable tourism

On 2 March, Rail Forum Europe (RFE) held its latest webinar for members titled "Rail as a driving force for sustainable tourism". The event was supported by CER and started with opening remarks by RFE President MEP Andrey Novakov and RFE Vice-President MEP István Ujhelyi. They then handed over to three keynote speakers:  Valentina Superti, Director, Ecosystems II: Tourism & ...

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RFE webinar: 30 by 2030 - is rail freight fit for 55?

Rail Forum Europe (RFE), the MEP platform dedicated to rail transport, organised a webinar for its members on 25 October 2021 titled 30 by 2030 - is rail freight fit for 55? The event was supported by ÖBB and hosted by RFE's Chairman MEP Andrey Novakov (EPP, BG). Speakers included Kristian Schmidt, Director for Land Transport at DG MOVE & Clemens Först, CEO of ÖBB Rail Cargo Group and Rail ...

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RFE event: Europe’s Rail Joint Undertaking: the future of rail research and innovation

Rail Forum Europe (RFE), the MEP platform dedicated to rail transport, organised a webinar on 8 September titled "Europe’s Rail Joint Undertaking: the future of rail research and innovation". The event featured: an introductory statement by RFE Chairman MEP Andrey Novakov (EPP, BG), moderation by UNIFE Managing Director Philippe Citroen and speakers included: Carlos ...

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RFE Event: The renaissance of Night Trains - How can the EU support it?

Rail Forum Europe (RFE), the MEP platform dedicated to rail transport, organised a webinar on 17 June 2021 entitled "The renaissance of Night Trains - How can the EU support it?’’. The event featured: an introductory statement by RFE Chairman MEP Andrey Novakov (EPP, BG), moderation by MEP Anna Deparnay-Grunenberg (Greens, DE) and speakers included: Michaela Huber, Executive Board Member of ...

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RFE calls for EU Year of Rail to be extended until December 2022

RFE calls for the EU Year of Rail to be extended until December 2022. You can read the full letter here.

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RFE event "Sustainability, Resilience, Recovery: rail’s contribution to the EU Mobility Strategy and to Europe's recovery’’

Rail Forum Europe (RFE), the MEP platform dedicated to rail transport, organised a webinar on 21 April 2021 entitled "Sustainability, Resilience, Recovery: rail’s contribution to the EU Mobility Strategy and to Europe's recovery’’. The event was supported by CER and hosted by RFE's Chairman MEP Andrey Novakov (EPP, BG). Speakers included Ms Celine Gauer, Director-General at the European ...

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Rail Forum Europe appoints new Executive Secretary

Please, download the pdf. version of the press release here.

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Rail Forum Europe Cocktail Reception - Press Release

The die is cast. A new year, a fresh European Commission and arecently-elected European Parliament. Time for Rail Forum Europe and itsrenewed leadership to restart their activities too. The Cocktail Reception,hosted by CER and UNIFE and which took place at the European Parliament on 20th January, wasthe opportunity to present the new RFE President Andrey Novakov and new Vice-President Anna ...

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Rail Forum Europe Announces New Managing Board

Rail Forum Europe designates Andrey Novakov as new President and Anna Deparnay-Grunenberg as Vice-President. Please make sure to read the full news on Railway Pro here.

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New Web site online!

We are happy to announce that the new Web site of the Rail Forum Europe has been setup. It includes new graphics and contents. You can browse it from your computer, tablet or smartphone. Register in order to receive our Newsletter.