CHALLENGE 2050 - The rail sector vision

CHALLENGE 2050 - The rail sector vision

Sunday, 3 March 2013

Rail is vital to thewell-being of Europe’s society and the strength of its economy. To maintain and develop this role in the future, the sector needs to meet enormous challenges. There is a need to protect the social, economic and environmental fabric. The railway community has developed Challenge 2050, a vision that identifies these challenges and makes a commitment to addressing them.

Challenge 2050 is the European rail sector’s shared perception of where the rail system could be by 2050. The document first gives a brief overviewof the rail sector and then sets out the sector’s shared vision. It also identifies themany goals that are complementary to the vision and support a rail system that is responsive to the needs of Europe’s citizens.