The team of joint venture of the Rail Baltica project congratulates Catherine Trautmann, European Coordinator of the TEN-T North-Sea Baltic Corridor, upon receiving the European Railway Award 2019. Award was presented by UNIFE, the Association of the European Railway industry, and CER, Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies, on February 20.
The European Railway Award is one of the most prominent awards for the railway industry in the region and is awarded for long-standing support of the European rail supply industry and a thriving rail network for the transport of people and goods across Europe.
As European Coordinator for the TEN-T North Sea-Baltic Corridor, Ms. Trautmann has greatly contributed to the Rail Baltica project which aims to deliver a new economic corridor in the North-East of Europe, thus this achievement also recognizes the importance of the Rail Baltica as one of the European Commission’s priority projects.
“Ms. Trautmann has been one of the driving forces for the project, expressing her support and representing its interests on the European level. We greatly appreciate her contribution and look forward to successful cooperation in the future to make the largest infrastructure project in Baltics fully operational by effectively working together with various stakeholders,” adds Ignas Degutis, the acting CEO of RB Rail AS.
Ms. Catherine Trautmann has contributed to the European railway sector ever since she took the Coordinator position in 2014. She is strongly backing the East European TVG project in France, vocally supporting Shift2Rail movement, and has a decisive role in the Rail Baltica project.
Ms. Catherine Trautmann will also participate in the Rail Baltica Global Forum on April 3-4 in Vilnius, Lithuania, moderating discussion about Rail Baltica potential for passengers, freight and regional development.