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Philippe Citroën joined UNIFE in 2011 as Director General. He began his career as Transport Advisor at the French Permanent Representation to the EU and then became Member of the Cabinet of the French Transport Minister. In 1993 he became Manager and Chief of Staff at RATP Paris, and joined the SNCF as Strategy Director in 1999. Prior to assuming his position at UNIFE, he served for 8 years as CEO of Systra, one of the world’s leading public transport engineering companies. P. Citroën is a graduate of Paris II University in Public Law, holds a Diploma from the Paris Institute ofPolitical Studies (Sciences Po) and also studied at the Ecole Nationale d’Administration (ENA), wherehe also lectured about Rail and Urban Transport.


  • June 05: Automation in trams and trains: Optimising capacity and operations

    Automation in trams and trains: Optimising capacity and operations

    UNIFE, the association representing the European rail supply industry, and UNIFE members are supporting the digitalisation of rail transport in order to increase rail capacity, reliability and attractiveness. Today, the deployment of ERTMS, the development of FRMCS and the on-going research and innovation work on Automatic/Autonomous Train Operation in the Europe’s Rail Joint Undertaking are of utmost importance for the digital transformation of rail transport. A Research & Innovation (R&I) programme like Europe’s Rail is also key for the competitiveness of the European rail supply industry. This session will be the opportunity for UNIFE to give some highlights on ERTMS, FRMCS, cybersecurity and to present some R&I projects with the involvement of UNIFE. It will also be the occasion to discuss about the work launched in the System Pillar of the Europe’s Rail Joint Undertaking on the rail system architecture and the links with urban rail.