Railway stations

Railway stations1

Europe is the region where railway stations are, and will increasingly tend to be, a valid alternative to other channels thanks to shorter distances and the development of the highspeed network.

Europe's railways account for some 8% of the demand for transport, and in the last decade passenger traffic has increased by around 1% on average. The UK has seen the fastest growth (over 3%), chiefly due to London-bound commuters, and is followed by France, Germany and Spain with average increases of between 1.5% and 2.5%.

1 Figures source: A.T.O.C., Association of Train Operating Companies and European Union - Energy & Transport