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.
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.
78% of the European rail network lenght
81% of the European rail freight business
94% of rail passenger operations in Europe
EU-27, the United Kingdom, Norway, Switzerland, EU candidate countries (Albania, the Republic of North Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia), as well as Bosnia and Herzegovina.
CER also has partners in Georgia, Israel, Moldova, and Ukraine.
CER members range from long-established bodies to new entrants and both private and public-sector organisations.