Conditions for becoming a member
PRIME members are rail infrastructure managers and allocation and charging bodies, (where not part of the rail infrastructure managers) from EU Member States and EFTA States, and the European Commission. The members are either the 'Main Infrastructure Managers' or 'Other Infrastructure Managers'. The Main Infrastructure Managers are determined by each EU State and their participation in PRIME is mandatory. Other Infrastructure Managers shall send an application to PRIME Co-chairs in order to join the Network and their participation in voluntary. There is no membership fee, but the expenses of participation in meetings are usually covered by the members themselves. PRIME has currently in addition to the European Commission 37 members, including all main infrastructure managers of EU Member States. The European Union Agency for Railways and the industry associations of European rail IMs (CER, EIM, RNE and VDV) participate as observers.