Following intense work with the International Rail Passenger Platform (IRP), stakeholders from the rail sector have issued a collective statement on international rail passenger services. The Rail stakeholders have been advising the Platform formally for the last six months in a ‘Sector Mirror Group’ to the IRP.

The Sector Mirror Group consists of representatives of railway undertakings (CER/ALLRAIL/UIC/CIT), infrastructure managers (EIM/CER/UIC), railway suppliers (UNIFE), passenger and consumers’ organisations (EPF/BEUC), travel companies (EU Travel Tech/ECTAA) and distributors (EU Travel Tech/ALLRAIL).

In the Sector Statement you will see commitments and needs from the sector to realise efficient international rail passenger services. The Sector Mirror Group Co-Chairs – Alberto Mazzola for CER and Christopher Irwin for EPF – stress that by providing services tailored to the needs of customers, creating good quality infrastructure and capacity, and investing to make railways more competitive, international passenger rail can be the preferred mode of transport.

The Sector Statement can be found here.