Friday, 15 December 2017

The RAIL 2050 VISION document represents the vision of the rail sector for the needs of the future railway system at the heart of mobility provision for Europe. The document sets out the important role that rail already plays in delivering economic and societal benefits in Europe and the opportunity for it to contribute much more, taking advantage of technical developments. For this to happen RAIL 2050 VISION puts forward that research and innovation (and other supporting elements, including appropriate regulatory structures) are vital and that end-user and public support for research, development and innovation in the railway of the future is necessary. The document delivers the key message that the rail sector is able and ready to offer a significant contribution to the solution of mobility expectations in both passenger and freight/logistics and support economic growth, social cohesion, competitive markets, etc. by facilitating mobility. The key to the delivery of this ambitious vision will, as part of a total solution, include collaboration with other transport modes so as to put customers at the forefront of our consideration.