This new paper presents a detailed analysis of rail passenger services using a new accessibility framework developed with the International Transport Forum and the OECD and a near-complete collection of Europe-wide rail timetables. This framework compares the population that you reach by train to the nearby population to measure how well the rail system performs. This analysis starts from the 2 million inhabited grid cells of 1 km2 in the EU, EFTA and UK. This detailed information allows to asses rail services at the national, regional and local level.
A map viewer with all grid data accompanies this paper.