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Fourth Railway Package aims to foster growth

2 April 2013  •  Author(s): James Abbott, Technical Editor, European Railway Review

Ticketing technology supplier Amadeus has released a new study with an optimistic outlook for long-distance rail travel in Europe. The study estimates that long-distance passenger traffic will increase by 2.2% annually over the next seven years to reach over 1.36 billion by 2020 – 238 million up on 2011 figures. The continent’s three biggest economies, Germany, France and the UK, are the chief sources of the expected increase; also, affluent Switzerland is thought to have high growth potential.

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