CER brings together more than 70 European railway undertakings, infrastructure companies and vehicle leasing companies, including long-established bodies, new entrants, and both private and public-sector organisations. In EU, EFTA and EU accession countries, CER members represent about 75% of the rail network length, more than 85% of the rail freight business and over 90% of rail passenger operations, with 1.2 million jobs directly created by CER members.
CER promotes a strong rail industry that can form the basis of a long-term sustainable European transport system.
Adaptation activities include:
- CER has set up a working group on climate change adaptation to share experiences and collect data that can be used with political partners.
- CER is a member of the European Commission's Adaptation Steering Group.
- CER is involved in a number of EU funded research projects assessing the vulnerability of transport infrastructure to extreme climatic events.