This is what it costs to double EU’s rail freight share by 2050

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The share of rail freight transport is projected to double until 2050. In order to handle the growing volumes, a public investment of 490 billion euros is needed into the TEN-T rail infrastructure. This comes down to 16.3 billion euros per year. Such is the conclusion of a study called the Roadmap to Zero Carbon Combined Transport 2050, presented by d-fine on behalf of the UIRR on Wednesday 30 November.

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Author: Majorie van Leijen

Majorie van Leijen is the editor-in-chief of, the online magazine for rail freight professionals.

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