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 Supply Industry (UNIFE), celebrates these achievements by recognising the inspired individuals behind them.
The 17th edition of the award ceremony will take place on 29 January 2024, featuring our 2024 Rail Champion, a 'Skills for Rail' Trailblazer in honour of the European Year of Skills, as well as prominent speakers from across the rail sector and the EU institutions.
We hope you will all be able to join us in Brussels at the Royal Museums of Fine Arts for this annual gathering of our rail community.
You can register here.
Ukrainian Railways and Eglė Šimė, CEO of LTG Cargo, were announced as Rail Champion and Rail Trailblazer at our 2023 ceremony, held on 31 January in Brussels.
Congratulations to our winners and warm thanks to all our speakers and guests.
Read more here about this year's ceremony.
More photos are available in our picture gallery.
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 a charity organisation 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 were combined in 2018 to award a single outstanding winner.