Why is a vision for the target railway system needed?
To have a more efficient and effective functioning of the railway system, including its evolution, a comprehensive inventory of the basic features of the framework is necessary.
A common single vision for the target railway system would serve as a generic guidance for the various initiatives under development to achieve a sustainable transport system.
This framework will allow to:
- Enhance technical and operational harmonisation;
- Ensure multimodal integration;
- Optimise railway transport system with regard to wider economy, and
- Accommodate and incorporate research & innovation.