Forum of rail transport to be hosted in Bratislava

Railway experts to convene in the Slovakian capital for the international conference

Between 12 and 13 March 2024, Bratislava will host the acclaimed international conference Forum of Rail Transport. The event is one of the most prominent on the calendar of the international railway sector. Every year, the representatives of European institutions, railway companies, infrastructure managers, ministries and academia meet at the conference.

The Forum of Rail Transport offers a space for new information, discussion and exchange of professional views and experiences on development, investments and innovations in railway and urban rail transport, as well as the possibility of finding solutions in relation to the needs of municipalities, cities, districts and regions in integrating and cross-border coordination of transport. The event will take place in DoubleTree by Hilton in Bratislava.

Connecting railways across Europe

In modern and prosperous countries, railways are considered a highly effective tool in unloading road transport, which is overloaded and burdensome for the environment in many cases. Railway transport and its assumptions for a high-quality and efficient operation of the economy and society become a key European transport platform.

Speakers and attendees of the event will discuss the following:

  • Strategy for the development of railway transport in Slovakia until 2050
  • High-speed lines vs. modernization of corridors to a speed of up to 200 km/h
  • Technical and technological progress in railway transport
  • Integration of public passenger transport – complex and effective solutions

The strategy of the European Union is to create a corresponding international transport system, where railway transport will have a key role. Important tools for completing the strategy are improving technical parameters, raising technical equipment, and transport management systems. The most important element for creating an operative infrastructure is also fulfilling the expansion requirement and connecting the railway to countries from Middle and Eastern Europe.

The aim of the professional conference Forum of Rail Transport is to point out ongoing differences between particular European regions and look for a way to fulfil the strategy of the European Union within the development of quality railway transport networks. At the same time, the conference aims to empower railways experts about the sector’s impact on the environment.

Learn more about the renowned international event here.

Implemented with the financial support of the Ministry of Tourism and Sports of the Slovak Republic.

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