Studies for four French-Belgian and French-Swiss rail servicesMay 2014
Author: Markus Rieder, Ph.D. (public administration); February 2014, 418p, €65. Published in French.
Public money is hard to come by, including for public transport. This financial pressure has led to the calling into question of rail services in border and rural regions, where the potential and coverage are limited. The need for these rail services is making newspaper headlines. Moreover, sustainable development policies recommend the shift of traffic from roads to the railways. The reopening of numerous regional rail services has therefore long been on the political agenda. The author shows where the obstacles lie, as well as the legal, technical, geopolitical and sustainable development constraints that impede the modernisation and reopening of regional rail services. The planning method proposed aims to go beyond a simple cost-benefit analysis.
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