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.