32 European rail companies and organisations signed a declaration to support the reconstruction of railways in Ukraine. The declaration was realised on 9 July at the Rail CEO Summit 2022 in Vienna, hosted by Austrian Federal Railways ÖBB. CER Chair and CEO of ÖBB Andreas Matthä, who hosted the Summit, included the Declaration in a letter sent to the European Commission, the European Parliament, and the leaders of the EU Council.
Rail CEOs are highlighting the role of Ukrainian rail infrastructure as key when it comes to the necessity of corridors for displaced people and aid supplies. The signatories plan to contribute to the reconstruction with urgently needed materials as well as with knowledge. European railway companies have also made an appeal to the EU to create a “Rebuild Ukraine” fund. The capital made available with the fund will be implemented specifically for railways and rail infrastructure in Ukraine.
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