Two projects, one goal: How can the railways support
economic prosperity and liveability in Europe’s long-term
future? On behalf of the European Commission, the two
research projects LivingRAIL and SPIDER PLUS developed
mobility visions and roadmaps for 2050, where electrified rail
plays a central role in passenger and freight mobility in order
to meet the mode share targets in the European Commission‘s
Transport White Paper.
Two approaches, one conclusion: In a joint conference,
both projects will present and discuss their findings. Recommendations
include railway investments, technologies and
operations, European, national and local policies, spatial
planning and the future of our cities. Brief presentations
from LivingRAIL and SPIDER PLUS will introduce concepts
to strengthen the European economy and society with high
capacity and customer-oriented railways.