In Europe, the overall use of railways has been descreasing for many years. Only metros are seeing a growing popularity as a direct result of population increase in urban areas.
In the era of multimodality, transport by rail is rarely the first choice. The challenge for the railway sector now is to find its place, next to roads, sea and waterways, as well as transport by air.
Similarly to air transport, which began its liberalisation as early as 1993, the opening up to competition of the railway networks is a new major factor that will irreversibly influence the future of the railway industry in Europe.
In Asia, however, the railway industry is in full bloom and benefits from significant investments.
In both cases, it is crucial for all the operators and clients in question (railway companies, infrastructure managers, transport organising authorities (AOT), regulatory authorities, political authorities, etc.), to know as precisely as possible the actual flow of passengers.
Thanks to the automatic passenger counting solutions developped by Acorel, you will have access to this invaluable information. This makes it possible to take informed decisions and optimise management of the railway network: match supply to demand, target and justify investments in rolling stock, distribute revenue between operators, manage passenger flow and inform passangers in real time, ensure passenger comfort, optimise return on investment, etc.
Only intelligently targeted actions will help sustainably develop this means of transport that is both economically and environmentally responsible.
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