The UIC-Europe region comprises 116 member companies from 39 countries (including Russia and Turkey) and amounting to some 350,000 kilometres of rail network. This has evolved over the years as a result of excellent cooperation between the rail operators to the point where there are many services that operate across the operating boundaries of member companies thereby forming a European rail network.
The development of regional entities as part of the multi-regional architecture of UIC commenced in 2008. This allows programmes and activities to be tailor-made to meet the specific needs of each Region. The objective is to promote a competitive and sustainable rail transport system serving more than 500 million citizens across Europe.
In this context the UIC Europe team is developing this regional web portal for its members. This web page has first of all a dual purpose:
- externally to help promote all activities and projects for the region and
- internally to facilitate the communication and day to day cooperation between the European team and the members of UIC-Europe.
Further it allows:
- a better coordination with the other sector associations (CER CER Community of the European Railways & EIM EIM European Rail Infrastructure Managers ) through the tripartite agreements and the resulting CTG (Coordination Technical Group) and with all the GRB (Group of Representative Bodies)
- the activities and projects undertaken within the European region (research, standards, etc.) to be easily accessible to members.
The Regional Assembly Europe is made up of 60 active members, 37 associate members and 19 affiliate members (see “members UIC Europe”)
It works according to internal regulations attached (see “European Internal Regulations”), is piloted by a Management Committee composed of 15 members (see “members of EMC”) and has regular meetings (see “calendar of meetings”).
The UIC is managing a number of projects in all kind of fields, from research to standardisation amounting to an overall budget of some 12 M€ (see “List of European projects”; if you would like more information on any of these, please contact the appropriate team in the UIC). There are in addition a number of special groups established as the need rises.
GRB Group of Representative Bodies
UNIFE UNIFE Union of European Railway Industries www.unife.org
UITP UITP International Association of Public Transport www.uitp.org
ERFA ERFA European Rail Freight Association
UIP UIP International Union of Private Wagons www.uiprail.org
CER & EIM
European Committee for Standardization Controls
European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardisation
ERRAC ERRAC European Rail Research Advisory Council www.errac.org
UIRR UIRR International Union of combined Road-Rail transport companies www.uirr.com
We hope you find this web page useful. Do not hesitate to get back to us with your remarks.