All TRANSFORuM results out now in four different formats. We are proud to present the main project outputs in a whole range of formats.
High-Speed rail is an important theme in the European Commission’s 2011 White Paper. The 4th goal of the Paper states: “By 2050, complete a European high-speed rail network. Triple the length of the existing high-speed network by 2030 and maintain a dense railway network in all Member States. By 2050, the majority of medium-distance passenger transport should go by rail.” But as in all network activities, a lot of transport measures are interdependent. So much so that the other goals mentioned in the White Paper are intertwined with HSR (High-Speed Rail):
In that aim, the following intermediate objectives have to be achieved:
The future vision of the European railway network, high-speed or conventional, cannot be realized without measures that will overcome the challenges and barriers towards the implementation of the aforementioned goals:
This transition needs to be done through both vertical and horizontal synergies, along with the decisions and actions to be made in a short and middle term. Lots of dimensions need to be taken into account, as a transport system is full of intertwined actors and organizations that need to move towards the same goals. Many different categories of key actors need to be identified and involved in the project:
TRANSFORuM combines face-to-face stakeholder events with online discussions and social media conversations.
TRANSFORuM provided the perfect platform for dialogue, connecting a variety of actors. This is very important, as nothing is possible without such exchanges and information sharing. TRANSFORuM initiated and facilitated such discussions. We were deeply convinced that there is hardly a better way than free discussions to move towards these common White Paper goals.
Through our range of communication tools (website, newsletter, interview, media…) and especially our focus on face-to-face meeting, TRANSFORuM was a great project for actors who are committed to the European transport system’s transition to a effective, sustainable and harmonious network.
The identification of manifold barriers and challenges in some early work packages highlighted the variety of stakeholders that needs to be involved in the pursuit of the White Paper goals. TRANSFORuM’s Thematic Workshops were an opportunity to give each of these stakeholder groups a voice in order to build together an efficient and effective strategic plan. The stakeholder categories we considered important in order to achieve a comprehensive representation and understanding of the sector’s concerns, interests, ambitions and momentum included:
In other words, the achievement of the White Paper goals concerning HSR requires a coordinated message from all related actor groups to the European Commission in order to enable the Commission to devise appropriate policies
Yves Crozet: Professor, University of Lyon (Institute of Political Science), Laboratory of Transport Economics (LET-ISH)
Christian Desmaris: Associate Professor, University of Lyon (Institute of Political Science), Laboratory of Transport Economics (LET-ISH)
Laurent Guihéry:Associate Professor at University of Lumière Lyon 2 – Laboratory of Transport Economics (LET- ISH)
For any comment, question, or issues about our team please email Cécile Chèze, research Manager at LET-ISH or +33 (0)4 72 72 64 40 (Fax : +33 (0)4 72 72 64 48)
To commit to the HSR theme and give us your feedback and/or resources, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org
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Finally, those very long term investments must be built on a multi-product policy for risk mitigation. This project is limited to a single product line strategy: PASSENGER!
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