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Rail Transport


The Working Party on Rail Transport (SC.2) is an intergovernmental body which provides a pan-European forum for exchange of technical, legal and policy information and best practices in international rail transport.

The objective is to promote rail transport in UNECE member countries and to ensure its economic efficiency and environmental sustainability (more).

In Focus

The next session of the Group of Experts towards Unified Railway Law (19th session) will take place from 2 to 4 April 2019


February 2019

As part of the ongoing activities of the Working Party on Rail Transport (SC.2) a workshop titled “Making the railways of the future for the region” was held at the seventy-second session of the Working Party. A summary publication has been published here

04 December 2018

The official documents and presentations of the seventy-second session of SC.2 can be found here.

23 May 2018

UNECE in collaboration with the International Transport Forum (ITF) and the International Union of Railways (UIC) organised a workshop on rail security at this year’s ITF Annual Summit in Leipzig, Germany. Tying in with the general theme of the Summit of Safety and Security in Transport the workshop brought together over 30 industry experts and professionals to discuss key issues affecting security in passenger and freight rail transport as well as issues relating to the secure management of infrastructure. The presentations from the workshop can be downloaded on the workshop page.

21 March 2018

Discussions on the draft Convention on the facilitation of border crossing procedures for passengers, luggage and load-luggage carried in international traffic by rail.

24 January 2018

study on railway reform in the ECE Region has just been published by UNECE.