‘Passengers book far in advance, rail freight needs last-minute slots’
In Europe, about a quarter of railway capacity is lost because train paths are not optimally used. As a result, rail transport lacks the flexibility that characterises road transport. Yet, the roadmap of the European Green Deal requires a modal shift towards rail. Luc Vansteenkiste of Railnet Europe therefore emphasises the importance of a centrally controlled and international approach to capacity management on railways.
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