The rail projects we finance span a broad spectrum, from the construction and modernisation of tracks and stations, to electrification. We also support the acquisition and modernisation of passenger and freight rolling stock, maintenance depots and rail terminals that combine rail with other modes of transport.
In addition to developing rail transport infrastructure and an interconnected European rail network, we help to accelerate innovation in the rail sector. Backed by guarantees from the European Commission, we support cutting-edge, innovative rail projects that drive the development of a strong, competitive rail transport industry.
This comprehensive approach reflects our commitment to advancing the efficiency and sustainability of rail infrastructure in alignment with the European Commission’s European Year of Rail 2021 initiative, which highlighted the benefits of rail as a sustainable, smart and safe means of transport.
Through our Green Rail Investment Platform, we support investments fostering rail transport growth and competitiveness. The platform also aims at financing of investments due to addressing decarbonisation challenges by expanding electrification and introducing new technologies.