chapter  11
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Intermodal Networks and Freight Interchanges

The development of an extensive and efficient system of combined road-rail and road-waterway/short sea transport involves, basically, a two-pronged attack: first, identification of the transport network to provide maximum geographic coverage across the whole of the European Union (EU) and beyond; and second, massive investment in freight interchanges and other infrastructures which, particularly since the early 1990s, have begun to take shape and come on stream.