Smart-Rail sees signs of success

In order to improve the efficiency and competitiveness of European rail freight, under the umbrella of the Shift2Rail program, the EU-backed Smart-Rail lighthouse project is looking within and beyond the rail industry to enhance information sharing and collaboration. The 2011 White Paper on Transport by the European Commission set the task of achieving a modal share by 2050 for rail and water transport of 50% of all passenger and freight traffic traveling more than 300 km. The project is focusing on five key performance indicators: reliability, lead time, costs, flexibility, and visibility. Various work streams which target specific aspects of the market include the following: cooperation within the rail sector and within the supply chain; improving data availability; enhancing wagonload services; developing 'control towers' to coordinate long distance freight transportation; and improving service provision and predictability at times of disruption.

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    • Melia, Paul
    • Alalem, Shaker
  • Publication Date: 2017-4


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  • Accession Number: 01644195
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 29 2017 10:07AM