Wednesday 9 February 2022

Reminder: less than one week to register for the second Modus workshop: “What could future air-rail multimodal mobility look like?”

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To take part in the workshop online on 14 February 2022, please visit

The main objective of the Modus project is to analyse the performance of the overall transport system by considering the entire door-to-door journey holistically and assessing the role of air transport with an integrated, intermodal approach. Modus identifies and assesses (future) drivers of passenger mobility demand and supply in terms of their impact on passenger mode choice. This enables the development of multiple scenarios for future mobility paths, taking account of aspects such as new regulatory frameworks to meet new environmental standards or new transport operator business models, covering a timeframe of 2040 onwards.

The workshop will take the form of a lively discussion featuring two round tables with industry stakeholders and interactive boards for participants. Registration is free but places are limited, so do book your place now.


11.00–11.30 Welcome and introduction

  • Annika Paul, Modus Coordinator, Bauhaus Luftfahrt – general presentation of Modus
  • Alessandro Prister, Programme Manager, SESAR JU – ‘’Air perspective on intermodality’’
  • Carlo Borghini, Executive Director, Europe’s Rail JU – ‘’Rail perspective on intermodality’’

11.30–12.45 Modus scenarios, use case presentation and city archetypes proposed by Modus (presentation and feedback from the audience)

Modus scenarios (proposal of various scenarios focusing on specific aspects envisaged for the future with the potential to significantly change the transport system as we see it today)

  • Nadine Pilon, Research Project Manager, EUROCONTROL
  • Annika Paul, Modus Coordinator, Bauhaus Luftfahrt

Modus use cases (identification of the main gaps and barriers to achieving European mobility goals and introduction of four intermodal use cases developed within Modus which represent critical aspects of the D2D journey in Europe, such as flexible ticketing, personalised travel, connectivity and seamless travel)

  • Ulrike Schmalz, Senior Researcher, Bauhaus Luftfahrt
  • Vanessa Pérez, Senior Advisor, International Union of Railways (UIC)

Modus city archetypes (classification of city archetypes based on the combination of airport and railway connectivity to translate the output of the modal choice model into individual passenger itineraries)

  • Ellie Zareian, Senior Research Fellow, University of Westminster
  • Tanja Bolic, Senior Research Fellow, University of Westminster

12.45–13.45 Lunch break

13:45 - 14:30 Roundtable on scenarios with air and rail experts

  • Uwe Martin, Department Master Planning, Division Corporate Development, Munich Airport
  • David Villalmanzo, Head Strategic Analysis Area, ADIF, Spanish Infrastructure Manager
  • Oana Savu, Senior Manager Future Interline Partnerships, International Air Transport Association (IATA)
  • Andrea Giuricin, Adjunct Professor, expert in telecommunications, University Milano Bicocca

Moderator: Riccardo Santoro, Manager, Europe’s Rail JU Coordination and Management, Corporate Technology, Innovation and Digital, Italian Railways

14:30 - 14:40 Comfort break

14:40 - 15:25 Roundtable sessions on use cases with air and rail experts

  • Christian Steyer, Director Partnerships, Austrian Airlines
  • Stefano Scarci, Technology & Innovation Consulting, EY
  • Jörg Ostwald, Head Product, services and events, SBB, Swiss Railways
  • Willy Smeulders, European Passenger Federation

Moderator: Pete Hullah, Project Manager, EUROCONTROL

15.25–16.00 Conclusion and next steps

  • Riccardo Santoro, scenarios round table moderator
  • Pete Hullah, use cases round table moderator

Moderator: Andrew Cook, Professor of Air Traffic Management, University of Westminster

If you are interested in attending the workshop, please register here by 11 February:

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 further information, please contact Vanessa Perez at

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