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What we stand for

We promote a competitive and innovative single European railway market.

ERFA fully supports a competitive and innovative single European railway market offering attractive, fair and transparent market conditions for all railway companies.

ERFA subscribes to the EU’s White Paper goal of achieving sustainable transport, moving more freight and passengers off the roads and onto rail. We work to ensure that rail stays a priority for the European sustainable transport agenda and that the right EU regulatory approach is taken to foster growth in rail.

The 4th Railway Package is one of the key political priorities for the members of ERFA, but not the only one. In fact, new entrants are committed to make rail freight corridors and TEN-T networks a success by seizing the opportunities they create and by feeding back experience and ideas for improvement to all.

Likewise, ERFA is supporting ERTMS (European Rail Traffic Management System) to make rail transport safer and more competitive by deploying ERTMS-fitted rolling stock wherever it is sustainable.

Last, but not least, ERFA has a strong interest in minimizing climate change and its members contribute to the reduction of environmental effects by delivering highly attractive customer services, thereby creating a strong pull effect of its customers  to opt for rail transportation.