Entrants can make their submissions
online to the 19 different award
Deadline for entries:
19 April 2013
Entries are welcome from both EU
and non-EU European countries.
Award winners will be announced at
the inaugural 2013 Awards ceremony
in London on 12 November 2013.
EU TRANSPORT COMMISSIONER,
SIIM KALLAS, JOINS RAIL AWARDS
The European Rail Congress is delighted to announce that Siim Kallas, EU
Transport Commissioner and Vice-President of the European Commission, has
joined the judging panel for its annual Rail Awards.
Mr Kallas will also be delivering the keynote speech at the Rail Awards dinner
and ceremony at the European Rail Congress on 12th November 2013 in
As a new member of the judging panel, Siim Kallas joins existing members:
Chair of the European Parliament's Transport and Tourism Committee and Chair
of ERC's Rail Awards judging panel Brian Simpson MEP; Vice Chair of the
Transport and Tourism Committee Dominique Riquet MEP and fellow Transport
and Tourism Committee members Michael Cramer MEP; Said El Khadraoui
MEP; Ines Ayala Sender MEP and Debora Serracchiani MEP.
The Technical Advisory Panel chaired by Matthias Ruete DG, European
Commission, DG MOVE will also have representatives from the European
Passenger Federation, European Rail Freight Association, European Rail
Infrastructure Managers and the European Railway Agency. Libor Lochman
and Philippe Citroen will also advise in a personal capacity and not as
representatives of CER and UNIFE.
The Awards will celebrate and reward railway excellence across 19 different
areas. They are designed to:
|•||publicise and encourage European railway excellence and innovation
|•||disseminate the very best practice throughout Europe
|•||help new market entrants to learn from the more established players
|•||promote inter-operability to achieve seamless rail travel across the whole
|•||bring European railway networks together