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Rail Planning & Policy program announced for this years' ETC 2017



The Rail Planning and Policy is focused on developing the knowledge on planning, economics and use of heavy rail. Enhancement of the quality of the rail network and its use is pivotal. The political and economic organisation of developing rail networks and customers satisfaction with train use are key elements in the program.

Also this year lots of interesting presentations will be available on those topics, which include:

  • Enhancing the customer experience: Time valuations of rolling stock improvements, using Imagineering for creating the perfect train journey and using an innovation framework to enhance the right services for the customer.

  • New infrastructure: new passengers: Crossrail baseline evaluation, effects of High-Speed Rail on international tourism demand indicators in Spain and operational concept 2025+ for the Semmering Railway.

  • Serving Markets: Comparison of rail commuting between 6 west European cities and calculating the optimal choice of stops on a regional rail service.

  • Forecasting: Development of integrated demand and station choice models for local railway stations and developing new time tables using fact-driven insights from smartcard data.

  • Power forecasting: methodology to predict rail ridership based on socio economic developments, enhancing conventional rail demand models and the potential economic benefits of improved reliability.

  • Reforming Railways: the role of complexity in mega-projects and options for improving Bosnia and Herzegovina Railways while harmonising with EU requirements.

  • Freight intermodality: opportunities for railways in The Port of Piraeus and intermodal rail-based solutions in the China-Europe containerised cargo flows.

  • Future of rail freight: an Intelligent Rail Freight System for the Future, impact of autonomous vehicles for rail and cost structures at seaport container terminals.

Book now!

Book your place using the ETC Booking Form Booking form here or email sabrina@tftp-training.co.uk for more information.

What to Expect From the Most Established Transport Conference in Europe:

  • 3 days of in-depth presentations on policy issues, best practice and research findings across the broad spectrum of transport

  • 8 to 10 parallel sessions each day

  • Presentations on topics and projects in any stage of research, planning or implementation

  • Keynotes from significant names in world transport

  • A full social programme for further networking opportunities

  • Technical visits based on examples of good practice in Barcelona

  • Over 240 presentations plus debates, plenaries and workshop sessions

Travel and accommodation

As Barcelona is a prime location for business and pleasure, we recommend that ETC attendees book their travel and accommodation as early as possible to avoid disappointment. If you need help sourcing accommodation, we have a limited number of rooms reserved in several venues in and around the city and will be able to forward these details to you. Please contact Sabrina@tftp-training.co.uk for further information.

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