The EUTRAIN launching event for Network of Related Entities (NRE) sucessfully took place in Washington DC on 24 January 2012. The draft agenda is available. “Network Related Entities ‐ NRE”, is a wider network of “players” in transport research (approximately 100) covering the entire world, and who are asked to provide inputs to the projects, via the project’s electronic interaction platform and e‐mails; and they are also invited to participate in all project workshops and Conference at their own costs.