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Modus European project presented at the European Parliament in Brussels

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Annika Paul, Senior Researcher at Bauhaus Luftfahrt and Modus Project Coordinator, participated in a workshop held on 16 May 2022 at the European Parliament in Brussels. The workshop was entitled “Aviation, maritime and rail transport in a multimodal EU transport system: comparative advantages between modes and efficiency gains of integration”.

Presenting the research from the Modus project, which examines the question “What could future air-rail multimodal mobility look like?”, Ms Paul explained the high-level objective of Modus: to analyse how the performance of the overall European transport system can be optimised by considering the entire door-to-door journey. She also described the future landscape of air-rail multimodal travel with a range of future scenarios and use cases (after 2040), noting that each type of traveller has different needs, for example, based on their age and reason for travel (tourism or business).

Door-to-door travel time, price and comfort must be taken into account because they are not equally important to each different type of traveller. Facilitating data sharing, tracking baggage, and the ability to use a single ticket will also improve multimodality.

In her conclusion, Ms Paul noted that a comprehensive approach will help achieve climate goals and take account of remote areas and the diverse needs of travellers.
The video recording of the hearing can be accessed on the European Parliament website via the following link:

The Modus project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme on the topic SESAR-ER4-10-2019 ATM Role in Intermodal Transport under grant agreement No 891166. It started in June 2020 and will run until November 2022.

To find out more about the Modus project or to contact the project group, please use one of the following channels:

For more information, please contact Vanessa Perez at

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