The railway sector is full of bright ideas, ingenious innovation and bold policy initiatives devised to enhance, grow and strengthen the rail mode today and for the future. The European Railway Award, jointly organised by the Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies (CER) and the Association of the European Rail Industry (UNIFE) celebrates these achievements by recognising the inspired individuals behind them.

The 11th edition of the event took place in Brussels on 20 February 2018. Read about it here or go to our 'Pictures' section for photos.


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First presented in 2007, the European Railway Award attracts more than 500 guests from all over Europe, including high-level politicians and transport stakeholders.

The award comes with prize money, donated to charity organisations of the laureate’s choice.
The jury for the European Railway Award consists of railway and rail industry CEOs, EU-level political decision makers, past winners and selected journalists. They consider the nominees and select a winner through a vote.

In previous years, the European Railway Award was divided into a technical category and a political category. These will be combined in 2018 to award a single outstanding winner.