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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European Commission Plans Emissions Trading for Aviation Industry

By Janina Scheelhaase, Wolfgang Grimme and Martin Schaefer

cO2-tradingIn December 2006, the European Commission published a proposal for a directive on the inclusion of aviation into the European Union’s emission trading scheme for stationary sources. The German Aerospace Centre (DLR), Air Transport and Airport Research Unit, analyses the impacts of the proposal on operating costs, ticket prices and the demand for air transport. The article gives an insight into the ongoing research.

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Air/Rail Intermodality: Recent Experiences from Germany

By Wolfgang Grimme

ICE_TrainThis article tries to explore recent developments in Germany, where an integrated intermodal product, the so-called AIRail, offers unique service features, like integrated ticketing and baggage handling, which is so far only known in the air transport industry. This article explores characteristics, advantages, shortcomings and challenges of AIRail.

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