Independent Regulators' Group - Rail

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Lobbying Costs


Financial year: Jan 2023 - Dec 2023

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

1.8 Fte (12)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation


High-level Commission meetings


Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    Independent Regulators' Group - Rail   (IRG-Rail)

    EU Transparency Register

    845563817745-89 First registered on 09 Jun 2015

    Goals / Remit

    The IRG-Rail is the "Independent Regulators’ Group – Rail”, a network currently comprising independent rail Regulatory Bodies from thirty-one European countries (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, the Republic of North Macedonia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom).

    Foundation and Mission: On 9 June 2011 fifteen independent rail Regulatory Bodies signed the "Memorandum of Understanding” for the establishment of the Independent Regulators’ Group-Rail. Since then, 16 new members have adhered to IRG-Rail. The Group acts as a platform for cooperation, information exchange and sharing of best practice between national railway regulators.

    Objectives and Functions: The overall aim of IRG-Rail is to facilitate and promote the creation of a single, compet (...)

    Main EU files targeted

    IRG-Rail has an interest in any EU market legislation that relates to the rail industry. Currently, among others, it is following the ECs proposal for a regulation on the use of railway infrastructure capacity in the single European railway area (COM(2023)443). Work is also being carried on charging and charging methodologies for the use of rail infrastructure and service facilities. Further areas of interest include access to infrastructure and services, regulation of rail freight corridors, collaborative market monitoring, multimodal approach and other EU legislative initiatives in land transport. Every year, IRG-Rail issues the Annual Market Monitoring Report which is published on the Group's website (the latest Report is available at the IRG-Rail homepage).


    Head Office
    IRG-Rail Transportstyrelsen (Swedish Transport Agency) Väg och Järnväg, Spårtrafik Marknad
    Borlänge 72123 - Box 267
    EU Office
    IRG-Rail Transportstyrelsen (Swedish Transport Agency) Väg och Järnväg, Spårtrafik Marknad
    Borlänge 72123 - Box 267


  • People

    Total lobbyists declared


    Employment timeLobbyists

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)


    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    No lobbyists with EP accreditations

    Complementary Information

    IRG-Rail has no staff and budget.

    The IRG-Rail Chair mobilises from the organisation to which he/she belongs the resources needed to co-ordinate the Group’s activities for the year. IRG-Rail has no independent Secretariat and budget.

    Every year the autumn Plenary Assembly nominates a Vice-Chair for a one-year term. The Vice-Chair will act as Chair of the Group in the following year.
    According to IRG-Rail working arrangements, the Chair or the Vice-Chair represent the Group externally and in any official document and are responsible for its internal and external relations.
    The Group’s work is carried out by the staff of each member organisation, who participate in IRG-Rail working-groups and activities according to the relevant subject (access, access to service facilities, charges, charges to service facilities, market monitoring, emerging legislative proposals).

    Person in charge of EU relations

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

    Person with legal responsibility

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

  • Categories


    Trade unions and professional associations

  • Networking


    None declared

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Promotes their own interests or the collective interests of their members

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2023 - Dec 2023

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year


    Major contributions in closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for current year

    None declared

    Closed year Costs

    0€ - 10,000€

    Other financial info

    None declared

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)


    Groups (European Parliament)


    Communication activities

    Since its establishment in 2011, IRG-Rail has actively engaged in liaising with the Commission, MEPs, and European organisations representing specific aspects of the rail industry (e.g.: ALLRAIL, CER, EIM, EPTO, ERA, ERFA, FTE, RNE, UITP, UNIFE).

    IRG-Rail Plenary Assembly meetings are held twice a year. The Group’s position papers and reports covering aspects of rail market regulation are published on the Group’s website:

    Other activities

    None declared

  • Meetings


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    The list below only covers meetings held since November 2014 with commissioners, their cabinet members or directors-general at the European Commission; other lobby meetings with lower-level staff may have taken place, but the European Commission doesn't proactively publish information about these meetings. For more information about which commissioner is responsible for which portfolio, check out this link: All information below comes from European Commission web pages.

    1 July 2024: We have noted that some meetings are appearing in duplicate, ie. some meetings seem to be listed twice. This seems to be because the Commission changes some element of a meeting data after the meeting has first been listed, which causes LobbyFacts to register it as a new meeting. We are investigating further.

    • Date 26 May 2015 Location Brussels, Belguim
      Subject Meeting representatives of IRG-Rail
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Violeta Bulc
      Portfolio Transport
      • Violeta Bulc (Commissioner)
      • Jocelyn Fajardo (Cabinet member)
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