We are delighted to share with our Members, projects, partners and stakeholders the news that today the European Commission has proposed 2021 as the European Year of Rail!
It is a fantastic occasion to further raise awareness of rail as amongst the most sustainable and safest modes of transport, and its potential to become the backbone of our future sustainable, climate-neutral mobility and transport system. Moreover, if adopted, it will represent ample opportunities for Shift2Rail to showcase its work, and we are committed to support the initiative and make it a success.
In view of the European Green Deal and the future Shift2Rail initiative, this proposal is very timely as it can provide the needed momentum and ideal platform for the launching and development of our next ambitious R&I programme, which will sustain the competitiveness of the European rail industry to meet future mobility needs of EU citizens.
Should the proposal be adopted by the European Parliament and Council, it will provide potential interesting opportunities to our Members and partners.
We will be sure to keep you closely informed about this major initiative, and assure you of Shift2Rail’s intention to fully endorse it.
Access below the European Commission’s press release on the proposal for the 2021 European Year of Rail just published.