The CAPACITY4RAIL project (for details visit aims to deliver research that is innovative and will prepare rail for the future so that the rail freight sector can achieve modal shift (from road) as set out in the 2011 White Paper.

As part of SP2 research designing the rail freight system of the future, the CAPACITY4RAIL Consortium are conducting a comprehensive survey to understand the expected industry market up-take levels of the proposed designs.

This survey will inform a catalogue of rail freight systems to meet the requirements and expectations for 2030/2050. The catalogue will consolidate all the rail freight system designs developed and identify the technological innovation required to meet the White Paper goals.

Consequently we have categorised the questions into 6 subtopics; freight modal shift from road to rail, EU wide high speed rail network, Multimodal TEN-T core network, Long-term comprehensive network, Traffic management systems and Multimodal transport information. These are in line with the European Commission Goals for a competitive and resource efficient transport system. 

This survey is private and confidential, no respondents will be identified individually, and the results will be used in an anonymous manner.

If you need to stop and return later, just bookmark the page and come back later, it will remember your answers. Once you have completed the survey you can't return again.

Thank you