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Press briefing | The Future of Cross-border Rail

Published: 30 November 2022 Updated: 30 October 2023
Monday 12 December 2022, 10:00 - Monday 12 December 2022, 11:30 (Europe/Brussels)
Brussels Press Club, Rue Froissart 95, 1000 Brussels, Belgium

The European Union Agency for Railways organizes a press briefing on “The Future of Cross-border Rail” on Monday 12 December 2022 from 10.00 to 11.30 at the Brussels Press Club, Rue Froissart 95, 1000 Brussels.


  • Josef Doppelbauer – ERA Executive Director
  • Keir Fitch - Head of Rail Safety and Interoperability Unit, DG MOVE, European Commission
  • Jon Worth – Blogger and initiator of #CrossBorderRail initiative
  • Torben Holvad - Team leader, Analysis and Monitoring Unit, ERA
  • Francesco Rotoli – Economic Evaluation Officer, ERA

Despite improved connectivity in terms of infrastructure, many European cross-border points function like a patchwork reflecting different national systems. The technical and operational barriers between countries keep rail from realising its potential. In this context, ERA will present during the press briefing the main findings of the Cross-border Rail Transport Potential Report, as well as targeted recommendations to strengthen rail transport – both for rail freight and passenger transport. Moreover, it will be discussed the potential for time savings at cross-borders by solving technical and operational issues.

Watch the recording of the event

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