Green, Sustainable and Safe!
Meet the Connecting Europe Express!
With the aim of highlighting rail as one of the most sustainable, innovative and safest transport modes available this initiative is sure to become one of the most emblematic of the 2021 EU Year of Rail.
Beginning its journey on 2 September in Lisbon and stopping in more than 70 cities in 26 countries, the train will link the Portuguese, Slovenian and French Presidencies of the Council of the EU, arriving in Paris on 7 October. 
The Connecting Europe Express will travel across 26 countries, crossing 33 borders, tracing the routes which connect countries, businesses and people throughout Europe.
Commissioner for Transport Adina Vălean said: "Crisscrossing the continent, from Lisbon to Bucharest and from Berlin to Paris, the Connecting Europe Express will follow routes that bind us together – whether as countries, businesses or people. While a symbol for connectivity, this train also serves as a reminder that we still have a long way to go and much work to do before rail becomes the transport option of choice for Europeans. Welcome the Connecting Europe Express as it stops at a station near you and join the events taking place around the continent.”
This initiative is sure to contribute to the Green Deal goal of the EU becoming climate-neutral by 2050.
Further information about this flagship project could be found here: