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International Air-Rail Organisation - Articles and news items

Air rail intermodality – an overview

Issue 3 2007, Past issues  •  7 June 2007  •  Andrew Sharp, Director General, International Air-Rail Organisation

A rail connection is a real bonus to an airport. About 120 of the world’s airports have one or more rail links today: a further 300 are building them, planning them or considering them. While there are no clear definitions or boundaries, five different types of passenger rail connections to airports can be distinguished. Rail connections handling cargo are dealt with under a separate sub heading.

A railway to your airport – ally or enemy?

Issue 3 2006, Past issues  •  11 September 2006  •  Andrew Sharp, Director General, International Air Rail Organisation

That question is already answered in most of Europe but it is still the subject of debate in North America, where rail transport is regarded as too expensive, detrimental to parking revenues and surplus to demand. The advantages, counters Andrew Sharp, outweigh the disadvantages.

 

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