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A complete transition to transporting all freight by rail is not feasible for many companies worldwide. This study assesses the potential of road-rail intermodal operations as strategies to reduce polluting air emissions. It was found that intermodal road-rail operations could reduce emissions by 77

An analysis of the evolution of the main communication technologies deployed in railways identified standardisation, interoperability, scalability, energy efficiency and cyber security as key challenges. These issues need to be addressed if the benefits of enabling technologies are to be exploited.

Railways deliver important economic, social and environmental benefits, particularly important when considering the current policy and societal emphasis on sustainable transport. It is increasingly useful in relieving traffic congestion and reducing road accident numbers. This paper provides a

Railways deliver economic, social and, particularly, environmental benefits and are an important mode of transport. This document aims to provide the reader with a synthesis of available results from completed European research projects related to rail transport.

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