Information published on 3 September 2021 in the UIC electronic newsletter "UIC eNews" Nr eNews.

Brazil: ANPTrilhos celebrates 11 years since its foundation

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On 28 August, the National Association of Passenger Rail Operators (ANPTrilhos) celebrated its 11th anniversary since its foundation.

The association grew out of the dream of five executives, who joined together in their effort to unite and develop metro-railway passenger transport in Brazil.

Currently, the association can count on the active membership of operators and a significant part of Brazilian industry, making it a stable entity committed to its beliefs and values.

Over the years, ANPTrilhos has earned the respect of the press, civil society, the government and legislative bodies, which now rely on its collaboration for the development and improvement of public policies and regulations aimed at the rail passenger sector.

Working together with the National Transport Confederation, the entity also contributes to the synergy of actions in favour of Brazilian transporters.

Extending beyond national borders, ANPTrilhos is represented across the five continents. Currently, the organisation is proud to be a member of the most respected international associations dedicated to public transport and rail: the International Union of Railways (UIC), the International Association of Public Transport (UITP), the Latin American Metro and Subway Association (Asociación Latinoamericana de Metros y Subterráneos – ALAMYS), the Latin American Railway Association (Asociación Latinoamericana de Ferrocarriles – ALAF), and the American Public Transportation Association (APTA).

ANPTrilhos is also proud of working in partnership with Brazilian associations, including the Brazilian Association of the Railway Industry (ABIFER), the Association of Metro Engineers and Architects (AEAMESP), the National Association of Public Transport (ANTP) and the Brazilian Association of Tourist and Cultural Train Operators (ABOTTC).

Working in line with principles that inspire and conduct ethical and responsible behaviour, ANPTrilhos is always ready for collaboration that will provide the sector with even more strength and greater representation.

The coronavirus pandemic has proved a huge challenge. The sector is experiencing the biggest crisis that public transport has ever experienced and while there is still a long way to go, ANPTrilhos believes that by working together, committed and motivated, it will be possible to overcome this crisis and come out the other side even stronger.

In celebration of its 11th anniversary, ANPTrilhos is launching a new institutional video:

National Association of Passenger Rail Operators
The union of the metro-railway sector for Brazil and Brazilians!

(Source: ANPTrilhos)