ETR – Eisenbahntechnische Rundschau | Ausgabe International/2017
Dear Readers, Considered globally, transport by rail finds itself in a challenging situation. The one side to that is that railways of all sorts are absolutely essential for coping efficiently with the trafic volume and thus for meeting the climate targets. The other side is that transport by road in individual vehicles would appear to be on the verge of making inroads into some of the systemic advantages of rail transport, with the electrification of transmissions and the possibilities of driverless operation. The effect is an increase in competitive pressure between the modes of transport.