Information published on 31 August 2021 in the UIC electronic newsletter "UIC eNews" Nr eNews.

Interview with François Davenne, Director General of UIC

François Davenne, UIC Director General, tells us about the future of rail, the UIC Railway Climate Responsibility Pledge and the way mobility will be reshaped for the new generation.

To attract young people to the railways, we need to paint a clear picture to show that ten years from now mobility will be totally reshaped. By taking a partnership-based approach with public transport and local and national authorities, transport will become seamlessly connected, taking away the need for young people to own their own car. The key issue will be changing behaviour and transport usage by making it clear that a form of frugality must become a key principle if we want to achieve the challenging goal of decarbonation. Rail is part of the solution since it is currently the more frugal mode of transport in term of emissions, land use and life cycle, and will remain so for at least the next 15 years”.

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