TerminalAufSchiene 2 - Possibilities for a baggage drop-off in the hub feeder train to make AIRail cooperation more attractive

Project Details


Short-haul flights are ecologically questionable and often uneconomical, which is why there are co-operations between airlines and railways as a substitute for hub feeder services. However, these are often not sufficiently attractive to utilise their full potential. From the airline's point of view, there is a concern about losing passengers if its own international network is not supplied by local feeder flights. TerminalAufSchiene2 aims to intensively research solutions based on the ideas of an exploratory study in order to be able to transfer baggage drop-off to the train, which could significantly reduce the minimum connecting time between train and flight and generate a significant boost in attractiveness at various levels, allowing airlines to replace feeder flights without worrying about losing passengers.
Short titleTerminalAufSchiene 2
Effective start/end date01.07.201829.02.2020

Funding agency

  • TAKE OFF - The Austrian Aeronautics Research and Technology Programme

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure