On Monday, 21 September 2020, the Federal Minister of Transport, Andreas Scheuer, will engage in discussions with his European counterparts, the European Commission and representatives of railway undertakings on high-capacity and modern European rail transport. The meeting is being held under the auspices of the German EU Council Presidency.

In this virtual Ministerial Conference, we want to focus on innovative and climate-friendly rail transportation that harnesses the potential of connectivity and digitalisation across Europe. The main focus of the conference will be the “Berlin Declaration” on the evolution of European rail freight within the context of European corridors for competitive rail freight (RFC).

The objective is to jointly adopt this declaration together with other European transport ministers. On the other hand, the blueprint study entitled “Trans Europe Express 2.0” for international high-speed and overnight rail services will be presented. Transport ministers will also discuss a joint booking platform for international passenger services and further possibilities for joint action.

Both media events will be streamed live on www.bmvi.de/en-innovativer-schienenverkehr.

Organiser: Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure

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