Foreword from Philippe Citroën
As you can see from this e-briefing, November has been an activity packed month for UNIFE.
The Shift2Rail lighthouse projects mid-term event was one of the highlights of this month, bringing together hundreds from the sector, the European Commission, the EU Agency for Railways, and the Shift2Rail joint Undertaking. There are high expectations for Shift2Rail, but there is an equally high level of commitment from the sector to meet these and support research and innovation.
UNIFE also had the opportunity to participate in COP22 this year and draw attention to the critical role that the investment in rail transport can play in addressing climate challenges.
Finally, I would like to call your attention to an upcoming event. The Maltese government, which will hold the Presidency of the EU from 1 January to 30 June 2017, is organising an event on the development of urban rail transport, with a focus on environmental and financing issues.
I encourage you to scroll down for further details on the above, as well as updates on China, ERTMS, IRIS and more.