Through the use of interviews, workshops and focus groups the future needs of stakeholders based on the four use cases set out in the S2R MAAP were identified. Going into more detail, the keyholders were asked about their opinion regarding the following fields:
- Passenger services in general
- Local-, regional passenger rail services
- Metropolitan Areas
- Rural Areas
- Long-distance Passenger/ High-Speed Rail
- Freight Services
- Rolling Stock
- Supply Industry
- Legal and Regulatory Framework
These opinions were combined and assessed to see where they overlapped and diverged.
This provided the first insights in the current developments in the European rail sector along with indications as to what direction these developments will take.
The second deliverable for which Railistics was responsible draws attention to the issues that relate to regulations regarding the rail sector in Europe and how these regulations can have an adverse effect on the implementation of new technologies.
Following this, an assessment was made as to the on-going projects within Shift2Rail and how these correlate to the current topics under discussion within the rail sector, how relevant they are to the current topics under discussion and how these topics can be further developed in the future.