The Track to a successful TEN-T

The Track to a successful TEN-T

Tuesday, 11 October 2022 to Thursday, 13 October 2022
Brussels, European Parliament

The Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T) is essential for the coordination of major rail projects, physical and digital, across Europe. The overall development of cross-border, regional and high-speed infrastructure, the necessary impetus to shift more passengers and freight to sustainable modes like rail, as well as cohesion and social inclusion all rely on a sound TEN-T policy. At the end of 2021, the European Year of Rail, the European Commission published its proposal for the revision of the Regulation on the Trans-European Transport Network. The file is pivotal to reinforce the foundations for a seamless multimodal transport system with rail at its heart. So as Members of the European Parliament now review the file in close detail, CER wanted to showcase why TEN-T plays such an important role for rail and why rail deserves a special place in the TEN-T.
Kindly hosted by MEP Dominique Riquet, co-rapporteur on the TEN-T file, CER presents ‘The track to a successful TEN-T for a sustainably connected Europe’. The week-long exhibition will feature a range of infrastructure projects, from major constructions to missing links, developments in rail passenger and freight services as well as the underlying technology that’s helping to revolutionise the sector for the future. Taking place one year after the epic journey of the Connecting Europe Express train across Europe – the ultimate symbol of rail’s power to connect – visitors will also have the opportunity to walk through a replica of one of the coaches as part of the exhibit.
An opening ceremony will take place on the site of the exhibition on Tuesday 11 October, following a policy debate in the European Parliament where the key implications of the TEN-T revision for rail infrastructure, passenger and freight services will be discussed with a panel of experts.

Agenda overview

  • 11 October, 10:00-12:00: Policy debate
  • 11 October, 12.30: Exhibition opening
  • 11 October 17.00: Fehmarnbelt side event hosted by MEP Marianne Vind (more info here)
  • 11-13 October: Exhibition (open access to all EP badge holders)

Our preliminary programme for the opening on 11 October is available to download above.


You can still register for the conference & exhibiton opening here (subject to confirmation).