Today, EPF joined the Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies (CER), the Alliance of Passenger Rail New Entrants in Europe (ALLRAIL), the European Association for Forwarding, Transport, Logistics and Customs Services (CLECAT), Erasmus by Train e.V. (EbT) and the European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF), to formally close the European Year of Rail.

2021 was challenging for railways. The Covid-19 pandemic hit the sector hard, and its impact is still felt today. Nonetheless, our organisations supported the European Commission in organising an important calendar of European Year of Rail (EYR) activities, with particular focus on raising awareness for rail.

We look forward to 2022, to build upon the achievements of 2021, and likewise welcome 2022 as the European Year of Youth. Through working together with European youth organisations, we will demonstrate how youth engagement is essential for a greener, more sustainable and just future, in which rail plays an important role.

Read the full press release here.