Information published on 16 September 2021 in the UIC electronic newsletter "UIC eNews" Nr eNews.

Rail Accessibility Day to be held on 5th October online

UIC is pleased to invite you to Rail Accessibility Day, to be held online on 5 October

  • Passenger
  • Accessibility
  • Customer Experience
  • Digital
  • European Year of Rail
  • Mobility
  • Promoting
  • Stations and Intermodal Hubs
  • Sustainability

As part of the https://uic.org/year-of-rail/European Year of Rail, UIC, the worldwide railway organisation, is hosting Rail Accessibility Day, a one-day online international event, to make the various stakeholders aware of the efforts made and the challenges faced by the railway community to improve accessibility for all.

With the slogans #YesWeCare and #YesRailCares, Rail Accessibility Day 2021 will raise awareness of the importance of inclusion for the future of sustainable mobility with rail as its backbone, ensuring that no one is left behind and with a special focus on supporting the most vulnerable customers, restoring confidence in rail travel for everyone, enabling a seamless and safe journey for all and using digitalisation to foster autonomy.

The event will take place online on 5 October and will be attended by representatives from various international organisations, institutions, industry and railway companies, who will contribute to the debate. The opening debate will be followed by four different panel discussions on international cooperation, sustainability and customer experience, digitalisation and stations. The day will end with closing remarks from PASSAGE Chair Paola Negri.

UIC intends to promote the idea of the railways as the mainstay of a future sustainable mobility vision, the aim being to eliminate the main barriers with the objective of offering seamless transport services adapted to all.

Please view the agenda here, register and spread the word!

For more information, please contact Vanessa Perez Miranda, UIC Senior Advisor, Passenger Department, at perez@uic.org