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Agreement on the 2021 European Year of Rail (EU)

Last week, the Council and the European Parliament agreed on the final legal text of the European Year of Rail, which will take place in 2021. The final text makes direct reference to rail’s history and its cultural heritage as an opportunity to build on rail’s power for the collective imagination.

The European Year of Rail is indeed directly relevant to sustainable cultural tourism and heritage, with the great train routes of Europe, railway and transport museums, and the reuse and conservation of industrial railway heritage.

For more information on this topic, you can contact colleagues in DG MOVE at the address


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