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Rail: The Backbone of a Sustainable Mobility System

Lucie Anderton, Head of Sustainability Unit, International Union of Railways (UIC) is Guest Speaker for a CILT Green Series webinar on Smart and Sustainable Mobility: Delivering Low Carbon Places

Lucie Anderton, Head of Sustainability Unit, International Union of Railways (UIC) is Guest Speaker for a CILT Green Series webinar on Smart and Sustainable Mobility: Delivering Low Carbon Places

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Rail: The Backbone of a Sustainable Mobility System

  1. 1. ciltinternational.org 1 Title | Info | Location Lucie Anderton Head of Sustainability Unit, International Union of Railways Sustainability Webinar Series The Backbone of a Sustainable Mobility System: The role of railways in a just and green recovery and transition to sustainable cities and lifestyles
  2. 2. THE BACKBONE OF A SUSTAINABLE MOBILITY SYSTEM The role of railways in a just and green recovery and transition to sustainable cities and lifestyle.
  3. 3. 10,000 billion tonne- kilometres Cooperation with over 100 institutions 85 congresses, conferences, workshops 3,000 billion passenger- kilometres 200 members in 95 countries 7 million rail personnel 700 UIC International Railway Solutions (IRS) 1 million kilometres of line
  4. 4. 4 The UIC Sustainability Platform 1.Air quality 2.Energy and CO2 3.Circular Economy 4.Noise and Vibration 5.Sustainable Land use • Set the vision, • Provide the tools and • Convene the community. To empower the global railway community to be a driving force in a green recovery through collaborative knowledge and advocacy.
  5. 5. 5 A railway that supports a green recovery as the backbone of sustainable mobility. Connectivity that contributes to healthy and sustainable lifestyles and economies on every continent – that is zero emissions, a community hub, accessible for all, and is both biodiverse and a good neighbour. Our Vision
  6. 6. 6 Impact on passenger ridership Globally common patterns • Road traffic has returned to pre- pandemic levels • Rail and public transport remains well below in revenues and ridership
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  9. 9. 9 Home working and digitalization • Smoothing the peaks and modernizing ticketing Stimulus packages • High availability of public financing especially headed to rail projects driving opportunity to accelerate infrastructure development and enhance value proposition to customers Sustainable choices • Promoting the sustainability of rail and momentum to be captured by adopting new energy sources and remain competitive with other modes Market Liberalisation • Competition representing an opportunity to improve rail offering - new routes and value for money Window of Opportunity
  10. 10. 10 Capitalising on the opportunities Enhance customer experience: adapt to new mobility behaviors and markets Improve rail's economic equation: efficiency and demonstrating value for money Increase environmental performance: setting the route to zero and halting biodiversity loss Enablers Innovate: culture of continual improvement and adapting new technologies, e.g. AI, 5G, telecommunications, new energy Invest in infrastructure in order to increase capacities at places and times where it is needed, ensure service quality, reliability and smooth connections between travel legs Foster "coope-tition": playing to each modes strengths
  11. 11. 11 The challenge for all cities is to fix their public transit systems now so that passengers will return ……those cities that are investing, will get out stronger
  12. 12. Stay in touch with UIC: Thank you for your attention. Lucie Anderton Head of Sustainability anderton@uic.org

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