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The Connecting Europe Express organised by the European Commission’s transport directorate DG Move and trade association CER concluded its 36-day tour of the continent in Paris on October 7.
The welcome reception on the platform at Paris Est included Thierry Breton, European Commissioner for the Internal Market; Henrik Hololei, Director-General for Mobility & Transport at the European Commission; SNCF President Jean Pierre Farandou; and French transport minister Jean-Baptiste Djebbari.
Speeches focused on two core themes — the need for better cross-border integration of Europe’s railways, and the push to digitalise railway operations, including accelerating the roll-out of ERTMS.
Officials from the European Commission also recommitted to presenting an Action Plan to boost long-distance cross-border passenger rail services by the end of this year
More than 40 railway, governmental and private organisations were involved in running the Connecting Europe Express.
Although branded as one train, the tour used three different formations to complete its trip through 26 countries, including stops in countries outside the EU such as Serbia and North Macedonia. Two broad gauge feeder trains operated in the Baltic states and Spain and Portugal.
In total, CEE made 120 official stops and crossed 33 borders before reaching its final destination. It hosted several conferences and a mobile exhibition, and welcomed on board school classes, students, policymakers, and the wider rail advocacy community.
This article first appeared on www.railwaygazette.com
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