Assessment of Rail Research Capabilities of New and Potential EU Member States

The EU funded project TransNew has analysed the transport research capabilities of new member, associated states, and third countries connected to the European Research Area. The project covered all transport modes and focused on the evaluation of the research potential and results in each mode. The paper summarises the comprehensive evaluation of rail research capabilities of analysed countries, which aimed to identify the main actors who can make an active contribution to the common rail research objectives, and their representative results. The evaluation employed both qualitative and quantitative methods to assess the essential constituents of both major aspects concerning the research capability, i.e. the existing potential and results achieved by rail research in each country. National policies, research organisations and researchers, as well as their results in rail research, were identified, analysed and compared. Finally, taking into consideration all relevant findings, the research work is offering recommendations addressed both to transport research policy makers (national and European), and to rail researchers.


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  • Accession Number: 01486933
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 9 2013 9:14AM