Alternatives to fossil diesel
use in railways
AERRL in few key figures
We represent more than a half of the whole rolling stock leasing fleet in operation in European Union, Switzerland and Norway.
about our association
The purpose of AERRL is to promote interoperable, sustainable, efficient and safe passenger and cargo rolling stock transport for the European railways. AERRL is also supporting an increased open access to railway infrastructure.
We aim to address all technical, operational, legal and scientific issues related to locomotives and train leasing operations for lessors operating in the European Union, like broad access to rolling stock, the European freight corridor development, realistic and affordable upgrades of rolling stock to ETCS, promotion of a more competitive European maintenance, spare parts market and support to further decarbonization and digitalization of rail transportation.
The organization is open to all companies or persons likely to contribute to the pursuit of its objectives.
Carole Coune, AERRL Secretary General, is interviewed in Signal, the ERTMS newsletter of European Commission, n°4/2023
« ERTMS remains the key technology for rolling stock lessors to facilitate the creation of a European railway and promote international rail transport in the EU. »
ELL joins the Association of European Rail Rolling Stock Lessors from September 2023. Founded in 2013 as European Locomotive Leasing, the European Locomotive Leasing Group (ELL) is a new European lessor based at offices in Vienna and Munich.
Since AERRL was founded by Akiem, MRCE and Railpool in May 21, Northrail, Beacon Rail Finance, Cargounit, ELP, Renfe Alquiler, Nexrail and ELL successively joined the association.
The first phase of the AERRL study on alternatives to fossil diesel use in railways is now at an end. The conclusions of the study show that the entire rail sector needs to design a common strategy to address the challenge of transitioning from fossil diesel. AERRL & partners present the conclusions of this study during a webinar on 4 May, 12.00-13.15.