Argues that the railways in Europe will play an increasingly important part in achieving the goal of sustainable mobility to which the EU is committed. Provides comparative statistics showing how the relative fortunes of Europe's railways have varied during the period 1971-1990. Outlines the principles underlying the European Commission's approach to the proposed combined transport network, and discusses the contribution of the railways to it. Argues that, since freight traffic values will continue to increase and that the external costs of railways are very low, while those of roads are excessive, there is a strong case for the development of the combined transport network, in which a high priority must be given to the internationalization of external costs if the goal of sustainable mobility is to be achieved. (A)

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    MCB University Press Limited

    62 Toller Lane
    Bradford BD8 9BY, West Yorkshire,   England 
  • Authors:
    • MARKHAM, J
  • Publication Date: 1995


  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00714434
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Dec 27 1995 12:00AM