Mission & Objectives

ERFA aims to achieve the best conditions for a competitive railway sector. Creating a more business-friendly environment and customer-orientation is key to rail’s development. Our mission is to promote rail transport as a first and viable choice for customers and to ensure full market opening of rail across all of Europe.

ERFA’s objective is to represent the voice of private and independent rail freight companies in Europe. We support the EU decision-making process with a focus on policy and technical affairs.  Our focus is on generating growth for demand in rail services and shifting more goods onto eco-friendly rail.

Our main objectives:

Improve the quality and performance of rail services

Reduce the cost of rail

Remove remaining market access barriers

Create a level playing field rail versus road