Health & safety aboard rail passenger services

Health & safety aboard rail passenger services

Wednesday, 10 June 2020

Presentations from this event are available to download above. Our thanks again to the speakers and all who participated.

About the event

The effects of the corona crisis on rail passenger transport are immense, particularly in the organisation of everyday passenger traffic. Railway undertakings have developed preventive measures for the health & safety of the passenger and strategies to resume operations whilst keeping in line with gradual de-confinement and new policies on movement and travel in the Member States.

To support these efforts and understand how railways are emerging from the crisis, CER organised an online workshop on 10 June 2020 to receive practical insights from two distinguished rail experts into their companies’ approaches to tackle the daily challenges of dealing with COVID and to restore trust in rail passenger services. Participants also heard from the European Commission on the recently published “COVID-19: Guidelines on the progressive restoration of transport services and connectivity” and the wider objectives of the Commission’s Tourism and Transport package for the recovery of the sector.


Welcome and introduction by moderator
Libor Lochman, CER Executive Director

The Guidelines for Europe 
Maurizio Castelletti, European Commission, Head of Unit C3 of DG MOVE

A view from Germany
Dr Christian Gravert, Deutsche Bahn, Chief Medical Officer

The Czech perspective
Jan Ilik, České Dráhy, Deputy Director Long-distance Transport Department

Closing remarks by Libor Lochman