The European Committee of the Regions is currently preparing an own-initiative opinion on “The potential of the rail sector in delivering EU policy priorities”. The European Passengers’ Federation was invited to share its opinion.

Despite its potential, the rail sector has largely failed to meet the goals set for it in the 2011 White Paper. If rail is to play its part in helping Europe to deliver its COP21 commitments it must adopt a user focus – delivering a system that is centred on understanding and satisfying the needs of users and potential users. It must become a mode of choice at the heart of the system.

Our position paper can be consulted here.