European Federation of Trackworks Contractors is a Federation of national
track-works/constructions? associations in EC countries established in 1997 and
individual construction companies acting in European countries.
It includes almost 120 companies which employees more than 35 000
specialized track-works workforce and produce an average annual turnover
about 8 billion only for track-works (excluding materials).
EFRTC members are involved in all major European projects for construction
of the new high-speed lines, priority projects for upgrading the EC Trans-European
Network and modernisation, track renewal and maintenance of national networks.
Moreover, many of EFRTC companies are not only active in Europe but are involved
in railway projects over the whole world in about 30 countries as e.g. ? in South
America (Chile, Argentina, Brazil), Asia (Hong-Kong, Vietnam, Taiwan), Africa
(Algeria, Morocco, Angola, Mali), USA and Australia.
The main objectives of the Federation are
||Promote liberalization of European market for track construction,
renewal and maintenance to be carried out by effective and competitive
private sector contractors
||Support further harmonization of rules and regulations in technology,
safety and operation related to contractors as basis for interoperability
and further standardisation
||Aim at achieving cross-acceptance of track machinery, staff and works
as a key barrier for further market opening
||Support technical innovations and improvements in safety, quality
and competency and thus contributing to increase of overall efficiency
of rail sector
EFRTC is governed by the Board composed of senior managers from different
European countries. The Federation work towards above objectives is performed
in three professional Committees, namely - Policy & Research, Technology & Logistics and Safety & Security.
EFRTC has developed close cooperation with European professional associations
of Infrastructure Managers, namely with EIM (European Infrastructure Managers),
CER (Community of European Railways and IM) and UIC (International Union of Railways).
EFRTC is also associate member of UNIFE and strongly supports the UNIFE policy
commitments to the rail development and funding of rail infrastructure.