ERFA aims to achieve the best conditions for a competitive railway sector.
WE REPRESENT THE VOICE FOR CHANGE IN THE RAIL SECTOR
New entrants bring much needed innovation and fresh blood to the rail sector. As the only association promoting full market opening and an equal playing field, ERFA actively promotes reforms of the rail market in favour of growth, jobs and sustainability.
WE ACT AS A MARKET ORIENTATED DRIVER
Customers do not choose rail on the basis of EU policy priorities, but on decisions based on performance and quality. ERFA, representing a large set of entrepreneurial railway companies, actively pushes for a business-orientated framework, improving the marketability of the rail sector.
WE WORK ON THE PROPER, FULLY AND TIMELY ENFORCEMENT OF EU RULES
ERFA works closely with Regulatory Bodies and Competition authorities to ensure that EU legislation is fully, timely and properly enforced in Europe. The aim is to guarantee fair and non-discriminatory access to the market and to support a competitive rail sector.
WE CONTRIBUTE TO THE TECHNICAL DEVELOPMENT OF RAILWAYS
As a recognised body of the European Union Agency for Railways (ERA), including a seat on its Management Board, ERFA actively contributes to shaping an efficient Single European Railway Area, prioritising technical and regulatory issues that are cost – and discrimination – sensitive.
WE ENSURE A STRONG COLLABORATION AND DIALOGUE WITH OTHER STAKEHOLDERS
ERFA develops a strong collaboration with other European associations linked to the rail sector in order to enable changes and to promote a user-orientated rail market.