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We kicked off the European Mobility Week with an article in the Dutch newspaper Telegraaf, explaining that the train can become an alternative to short distance flights, if travelers are relieved of the burden of tickets, luggage and rebooking if things go wrong.

Rosa Hendrikx investigated how a combined train and air journey from cities such as Brussels, Paris, London, Düsseldorf and Berlin can be improved. From these cities, passengers often fly with airline KLM to Schiphol Airport, and then transfer to the airline’s intercontinental flights. A lot can be gained from simplifying and optimizing the connection between train and aircraft. New investments on physical rail infrastructure are not necessarily needed to attract more air passengers onto the train. A lot can be achieved with better coordination, communication, cooperation and service.

You can read more about Rosa’s project here.

Curious about the other project videos we shared? You can view them all (again) on our YouTube channel.

Lab Director
Suzanne Hiemstra-van Mastrigt

Dr. ir. Suzanne Hiemstra-van Mastrigt