This report by the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) and the European Union Agency for Railways (ERA) uses patenting data from the European Patent Office as an indicator of global trends in innovation, and studies the comparative strengths of the EU, China, Japan, the US and South
Adequate research and innovation (R&I) is paramount for the seamless development, testing, adoption and integration of new rail concepts and technologies. This report provides a comprehensive analysis of R&I initiatives in Europe in this field. The assessment follows a structured methodology
This Thematic Research Summary (TRS) covers rail research under the Sixth and Seventh Framework Programmes (FP6 and FP7) and research projects carried out in the Member States under national programmes. The publication presents research on improving interoperability and safety of national networks
This Thematic Research Summary on rail transport aims to provide the reader with a synthesis of results of completed European research projects related to that theme. This is done spearately for three sub-themes identified as important in the rail-related research reported in this summary.
There has been a recent trend towards the removal of certain transport regulations in order to encourage a more efficient market – this trend has come to be associated with the ‘privatisation’ of transport services and has prompted widespread debate. This paper provides a structured guide to the