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The Voice of European Railways

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CER MISSION

CER’s role is to represent the interests of its members on the EU policy-making scene, in particular to support an improved business and regulatory environment for European railway operators and railway infrastructure companies.

CER VISION
for the European Rail Sector

  • A competitive and viable first-choice transport mode in terms of price and service quality for both passengers and freight customers.
  • The backbone of a seamless and integrated transport system – in close cooperation with the other transport modes.
  • An enabling factor for the competitiveness of the European economy, supporting economic growth and job creation, and contributing to an inclusive society.
  • Central to the delivery of Europe’s goals of cutting greenhouse gas emissions, achieving energy security, and relieving congestion.

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CER AT A GLANCE

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CER members Represent

CER members COME FROM

EU-28, Norway, Switzerland, EU candidate countries (Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Turkey), and Western Balkan countries. CER also has partners in Japan, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine.

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CER HAS a diversity
of members

ranging from long-established bodies to new entrants and both private and public-sector organisations

33.3%

Integrated companies

13.3%

Infrastructure managers

13.3%

Passenger and freight operators

16%

Freight operators

12%

Passenger operators

6.7%

National associations

5.3%

Other

WE WORK WITH

More than

70

Members and Partners

European institutions