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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 on Combined Trasnport on 9 April 2024

Last RFE breakfast event of this legislature on Combined Transport with RFE President Andrey Novakov, MEP Thomas Rudner, EC Annika Kroon, DHL and UIRR, Perm Reps and rail stakeholders. We'll be back with the new European Parliament with more rail events

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RFE Event on Digitalization and Automation on 14 November 2023

RFE Event on rail  Digitalization and Automation, with the support of DB, was held the 14 of November 2023 in the European Parliament 

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RFE will be back after the European Elections with more rail Events

We will keep you informed

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RFE event on ultra high-speed rail

On 5 July, RFE held its latest event in the European Parliament, this time supported by Nevomo, on ultra high-speed rail. Speakers included RFE President MEP Andrey Novakov, RFE members MEPS Ondrej Kovarik and Marian-Jean Marinescu, Przemek Ben Paczek, CEO of Nevomo, Johannes Braun, Maglev Expert, ex-General Site Manager at Shanghai Maglev Transprapid, and Keir Fitch, Head of ...

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RFE event in European Parliament focuses on skills

The latest Rail Forum Europe event took place on 7 June in the European Parliament, this time hostd by MEP Ondrej Kovarík on the topic of skills and training in rail, in light of the 2023 European Year of Skills. Speakers included : Elzbieta Lukaniuk, Member of Cabinet of Commissioner Valean, Barbara Grau, Senior Advisor European and International HR Affairs at SNCF, Radka Drápelová Transport ...

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RFE holds event on Train Drivers Directive in the European Parliament

On 27 April, Rail Forum Europe held its latest event in the European Parliament, this time on the Train Drivers Directive. Commissioner Schmit was present to give a keynote speech on the topic, before a political panel consisting of Alberto Mazzola, Executive Director, CER, Livia Spera, General Secretary, ETF, and MEP Andrey Novakov, President of Rail Forum Europe. The political panel was ...

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RFE event : Unlocking urban rail investments: the key to climate-proof public transport

On 6 December, Rail Forum Europe holds its latest event : Unlocking urban rail investments: the key to climate-proof public transport. This time jointly supported by UNIFE & UITP, the event is hosted by RFE President MEP Andrey Novakov, speakers will include :Thomas Avanzata, Spokesperson of the European Union Committee, UITP, Philippe Citroën, Director General, UNIFE - A best practice from ...

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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.