The dissertation examines whether rail freight systems can be designed to allow for the integration into urban supply chains. It concludes that railway has the potential to complement the urban freight system with an alternative transport system. The challenge for planners will be to provide the freight system with the best possible conditions to offer multimodal transport to and from cities.
Dissertation ETH No. 24609, IVT-Schriftenreihe 178. Zürich: ETH Zürich.