4.2 – Air/Rail Intermodality in Europe: Experiences and Prospects

By Wolfgang Grimme

grimmeGrimme discusses the relevance and importance of air-rail intermodality and integration in Europe. Policymakers often demand better intermodal cooperation. But such cooperation is not always free of conflict, as air and rail may both compete and complement at the same time. Increasing intermodality and integration may require considerable public funding. However, as successful air-rail integration has proofed to reduce pollution and congestion on and around major airports, such an investment might be justified.

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