FTE Coordination Conferences finally back on-site

From 04-07 July 2022 the FTE D Freight Traffic Coordination Conference and the smaller FTE C Passenger Traffic Conference took place again on-site in Ljubljana for the first time in 3 years. The two conferences together had a record number of 195 participants. 74 delegations in freight and 22 in passenger traffic from 25 different European countries. It’s more than having meetings, it’s about meeting each other. Feedback shows that the on-site network exchange between and after meetings is just as important as the formal part.

Jürgen Hesse and Werner Ehrlich from DB Fernverkehr going into well deserved retirement

Edgar Schenk and Matteo Soldini (FTE) with our Ukrainian colleagues Nataliia Sapronova and Iryna Vyshnevska (UZ)

FTE had good reasons to celebrate: 150 years since the first international timetable conference was held. Many of the participants have been attending for many years and deserved a thank you for their hard work and good collaboration. Therefore, we had a special official dinner at Postojna Cave.

The importance is underlined by the fact that a delegation from UZ travelled via Budapest to Ljubljana to attend the FTE C conference despite the difficult circumstances in the Ukraine.

The participants in passenger traffic said farewell to our dear colleagues Jürgen Hesse and Werner Ehrlich from DB Fernverkehr who have participated in the conferences since the very beginning.

We are looking forward to meeting our colleagues in Ljubljana next year.

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