Europe’s Rail and SESAR 3 Joint Undertakings have published a joint call for the development of an “Integrated air and rail network backbone for a sustainable and energy-efficient multimodal transport system”. The call targets solutions that will improve door‐to‐door mobility for Europe’s citizens, and is expected to generate synergies between the air and rail innovation communities. With a total investment of EUR 7 million, the call is being co-funded within the framework of the EU’s Horizon Europe research and innovation programme.
Aviation and rail are integral parts of Europe’s transport ecosystem, so ensuring greater connectivity and seamlessness between the two modes of transport makes sense. Doing so will allow for more predictable, affordable and sustainable mobility for passengers everywhere.