Advantages of railway transport
The effective functioning of the railway complex in many respects determines growth of the national economy due to a number of advantages that railway transport has: the ability to transport under any weather conditions along routes of any distance, low transportation costs, high loading capacity, reliability and transportation safety, environmental friendliness, which is most relevant in the context of the development of the global economy in the context of decarbonization.
Materials on topic
21 publications
Types of materials
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Report
10.23.2020
Report
10.23.2020
Environmental Agenda for Rail Freight Transport

Environmental agenda permeates all spheres of human activity, and rail transport is no exception. In an effort to defend its position, railway transport is adapting to changes, where environmental friendliness and sustainable development are increasingly important

Article
10.22.2020
European Rail Partnership to succeed Shift2Rail

The European Commission has invited expressions of interest in becoming founding members of a new European Partnership on Rail Research & Innovation, which is being put forward as a successor to the current Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking

Report
09.30.2020
Report
09.30.2020
Germany Master Plan Confirms State’s Commitment to Rail

The German government has assigned rail a fundamental role in its climate change strategy, promising unprecedented levels of financial support for expansion and modernization of the national network

Article
09.25.2020
Promoting Sustainable Mobility: Commission Proposes 2021 To Be the European Year of Rail

The EU Commission has proposed to make 2021 the European Year of Rail, to support the delivery of its European Green Deal objectives in the transport field. A series of events, campaigns and initiatives in 2021 will promote rail as a sustainable, innovative and safe mode of transport

Article
09.10.2020
Rail Industry Faces Strong Growth Post-Coronavirus

A UBS report has found that the Covid-19 pandemic could accelerate the shift from air to rail, post-lockdown, with greater than expected growth in the rail industry over the next 10 years

Report
08.14.2020
Report
08.14.2020
Rail Container Transportation in Eurasia in the First Half of 2020

In the first five months of 2020, the total value of mutual trade between the EU and China carried out by railway transport, increased by 21.22% year-on-year (47.42% more in May than in January 2020) . This development allowed rail transport to increase its share in the total trade volume from 2.83% in January-May 2019 to 3.47% in January-May 2020.

Report
08.07.2020
Report
08.07.2020
Global Transport: What Does the Future Hold Beyond COVID-19?
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a disastrous impact on the global transport sector with all the modes of transport, primarily air and maritime ones, experiencing a strong deterioration in activity at the global level. However, some markets, for instance rail freight between China and Europe, are benefiting from the situation. The report by COFACE credit insurance company titled «Global Transport: What does the future hold beyond COVID-19?» analyzes the current state of the global transport sector suffering a heavy blow from the pandemic and presents three scenarios for the recovery of the sector.