2016_03_towards_urban_indA new working paper presents a substantial step forward in analysing rail services in Europe. For the first time, it provides comprehensive and comparable information on the speed and frequency of passenger services, covering all of the EU and Switzerland. Thanks to large efforts in data collection and transformation, the dramatic differences in rail services within Europe and in passenger rail accessibility between European cities can now be highlighted. http://ec.europa.eu/regional_policy/en/information/publications/working-papers/2016/from-rail-timetables-to-regional-and-urban-indicators-on-rail-passenger-services