Around the world, rail has never been more popular or relevant. As city populations grow, the impacts of climate change bite, and sustainable development becomes imperative, rail is the mode of transport best-placed to support the transitions we need. Discover some of the issues, ideas and debates shaping rail’s future.
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Transformative Rail: The issues shaping the future of the industry
The rail industry is facing a mixture of familiar and new pressures. Rising demand, the arrival of the digital passenger, the need for high speed networks, more efficient asset management. It feels like the list of operational priorities never stops growing. Our new publication focuses away from trends to explore the most effective ways to develop railway systems fit for today’s demand and tomorrow’s opportunities.
Getting rail ready for a net zero world
With transport systems accounting for a quarter of global carbon emissions, according to the International Energy Agency, the transformation to achieve net zero mobility is one of the most significant challenges facing the world today. Clearly there is no time to waste and – as a key player in the future of sustainable mobility – rail has a crucial role to play.
Circular economy to the rescue for rail industry assets?
The ambition to move towards more responsible production and consumption is at the basis of the circular economy. Two Arup leaders discuss how implementing the circular economy approach can help asset management, one of the major challenges of the rail industry.