Living in a Sustainable World Focused on Electrified Rail (LivingRail)
Research project funded by the 7th RTD framework programme of the European Commission
For transport in Europe, ‘business as usual’ is not an option: Too much, too dirty, too many accidents, too expensive for society. For many people, scientists and politicians this is common sense - but how can transport become greener? What would a transport system look like that satisfies people’s mobility needs with reduced impact on the environment, requiring less resources and which is economically viable? In other words: How can transport contribute towards a high quality of life in Europe?
In response to these concerns, the EU Commission defined targets that assign an important role to the rail mode in its "2011 White Paper on the Future of Transport".