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Rail Forum Europe (RFE) - Articles and news items

Rail to play key role in strategy for tackling climate change

Rail industry news / 16 September 2015 /

Rail will play a decisive role in the strategy for tackling climate change, according to UNIFE and Transdev Group ahead of the United Nations COP21 climate change conference.

A coordinated approach proposed for the digital era at Rail Forum Europe

Rail industry news / 7 May 2015 /

At a dinner-debate held in Brussels by Rail Forum Europe, a coordinated approach was proposed for the implementation of digital technology in the rail system. In order to fully unleash digital potential, a long-term vision and coordinated approach among all rail stakeholders was recognised within the framework of the EU Digital Single Market Strategy by […]

Rail Forum Europe seeks measures to smoothen international rail links

Rail industry news / 29 January 2015 /

Members of the European Parliament and rail stakeholders gathered on 28 January in Brussels to discuss current issues related to international rail connections and possible solutions…

Rail Forum Europe urges the need for customer-friendly IT solutions for rail travelers

Rail industry news / 28 November 2013 /

EU decision makers and rail stakeholders agree that IT systems in the rail sector should…

RFE and SHIFT2RAIL join for European rail sector success

Issue 5 2013 / 26 September 2013 /

Founded in 2011 by 15 Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) from across the parliamentary committees, Rail Forum Europe1 (RFE) is an international non-profit association that brings together EU decision-makers and the rail sector to achieve a better understanding of rail-related issues. RFE is currently supported by 20 full member MEPs and 41 associate member companies or associations directly involved in the rail sector. In an interview for European Railway Review, President of RFE Brian Simpson and Executive Secretary Leonardo Dongiovanni provide an insight into the aims and vision of the association, plus comment on the importance of the SHIFT2RAIL research and development initiative.

“Rail Forum Europe plays an important role in bringing together all the stakeholders in the railway industry with politicians to formulate rail policy throughout the whole of Europe,” explains Brian. He continues: “RFE covers every aspect of railway life and provides a forum for expert debate that is both informative and influential. The success of RFE has been greater than our expectations when this excellent initiative was first conceived. Our task in the future is to build on this success and keep railway issues at the forefront of the political debate.”