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PRIME, the Platform of Rail Infrastructure Managers in Europe welcomes three new members and confirms Alain Quinet as its industry co-chair

PRIME, the Platform of Rail Infrastructure Managers in Europe welcomes three new members and confirms Alain Quinet as its industry co-chair

03/06/2016

PRIME, the Platform of Rail Infrastructure Managers in Europe welcomes three new members and confirms Alain Quinet as its industry co-chair

Today the high-level Platform of Rail Infrastructure Managers in Europe (PRIME) welcomed the three new signatories as PRIME members: SBB Infrastruktur (CH), CFR Căile Ferate Române (RO) and VPE, Hungarian Rail Capacity Allocation Office Ltd (HU). Moreover, Alain Quinet, Director-General Delegate of SNCF Réseau was confirmed as PRIME's industry co-chair.

Henrik Hololei, Director General for Mobility and Transport at the European Commission said: "I am delighted to see three new members joining PRIME and congratulate Alain Quinet on his re-election. Together we will continue our work of finding the best solutions to improve European rail infrastructure. The focus remains on innovation, safety, security and infrastructure financing."

Alain Quinet said: "I thank PRIME members for their reiterated confidence. I look forward to amplifying the fruitful dialogue between the rail infrastructure managers and the European Commission. This cooperation will take on a new dimension this year with the upcoming adoption of the Fourth Railway Package that will lead to a strengthening of the role and missions of our European network of infrastructure managers."

PRIME was created in 2013 and is the first platform involving both the European Commission and CEOs of the rail infrastructure management industry. PRIME serves as an early-warning system to flag up problems and identify possible solutions in the policy domain. Additionally, the platform provides informal input on European legislative initiatives and their implementation. PRIME currently has 27 members – the European Commission, 22 infrastructure managers and four European associations.

More information at https://webgate.ec.europa.eu/multisite/primeinfrastructure/en