OXplus welcomes the European Year of Rail!
2021 marks the European Year of Rail as initiated by the European Commission. A year in which the European Commission recognizes the wonderful aspects of rail as a sustainable, smart and safe means of transportation. Something that OXplus heavily agrees on, as these subjects also play a huge role in OXplus’ focus on the Rail and Rolling Stock market. The Year of Rail consists of several activities that will showcase the benefits of Railways through practically all European Countries. The main goal is to encourage the use of rail by people and businesses in light of the Green Deal Goal to become Climate Neutral by 2050.
A year full of events and activities!
The special Year of Rail website has been launched that provides you with all the details and specifies everything you need to know about the upcoming events and activities, regarding this exciting year for the Railway industry. The official Launch Event will take place on March 29 and will mark the beginning of the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union.
The Launch Event will be followed by European Tourism Day, which aims to support the discussion on sustainable transport and the promotion of rail. Furthermore, there will be Innovation Days, European Youth Week, European Mobility Week, a Hackathon Event for youth and startups and an exhibition about Railway and Design, to name a few highlights that have already been announced on the specially created website by the European Commission.
A well-deserved recognition for the ever-evolving Rail Industry
Adina Vălean, European Commissioner for Transport, extended an invitation to everyone looking to be a part of the European Year of Rail: “Our future mobility needs to be sustainable, safe, comfortable and affordable. Rail offers all of that and much more! The Year of Rail gives us the opportunity to re-discover this mode of transport. Through a variety of actions, we will use this occasion to help rail realize its full potential. I invite all of you to be part of the European Year of Rail.”
Mitchel Weber, Marketing Manager at OXplus, explains what the Year of Rail means for OXplus: “We as OXplus are very excited to take part in the campaign and are proud to bring value to such a vital industry that connects people, businesses, cities and countries in a smart, safe and sustainable way. The reason we chose to focus mainly on the Rail and Rolling Stock industry is that we believe this industry is one of the most state-of-the-art inventive industries, always looking for new ways to provide the best services for its passengers, while looking for ways to decrease its footprint on the environment and eventually becoming entirely Climate Neutral. To us, the European Year of Rail is more than a Marketing Campaign; a well-deserved recognition for the hard working and ever-evolving Railway industry. The goal to encourage use of Rail Transportation, aligns perfectly with OXplus’ purpose to make the world of Railways much more efficient and fun. We are looking forward to a fantastic year!”
”"The goal of the European Year of Rail to encourage use of Rail Transportation, aligns perfectly with OXplus’ purpose to make the world of Railways much more efficient and fun. We are looking forward to a fantastic year!"Mitchel WeberMarketing Manager | OXplus