EU-funded research for a safe and efficient European rail system
Improving rail transport is a priority for the European Union. This brochure offers a snapshot of European rail research activities. It explains how the results of EU-funded projects are helping to exploit rail transport's inherent benefits as an environmentally friendly and safe mode of transport. It provides information on the challenges faced by rail transport and outlines the European Union's response in terms of policy and research goals. Projects profiled cover all aspects of rail research, contributing to themes such as pan-European standardisation, safety, customer satisfaction and... sustainability. They give an exciting insight to the state of the art of rail research, and provide a glimpse of the rail technologies and systems we can expect to see in the near future.