The EU Year of Rail
2021 is the European Year of Rail, an initiative led by the European Commission that highlight the benefits of rail as a sustainable, smart and safe means of transport.
Check the EU Year of Rail website for more information on the initiative and key events!
The rail projects we finance range from the construction and modernisation of tracks and stations to electrification, as well as acquisition and modernisation of passenger and freight rolling stock, maintenance depots and rail terminals that combine rail with other modes of transport. In the last 10 years, the EIB has supported the rail sector with more than €39 billion of investments, helping to construct or upgrade almost 2 000 kilometres of tracks and 304 stations while enabling the purchase and rehabilitation of over 1 100 units of rolling stock.
Find out more about key benefits of EIB lending.