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Experts agree: the transport of the future must be networked. In an interview, Meike Niedbal, Head of Smart City at Deutsche Bahn, talks about the interaction of rail, car and e-scooters. She also explains why railway stations are gaining importance as co-working spaces.

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“No other means of transport carries so many people from A-to-B as quickly and efficiently as rail,” says Meike Niedbal. Photo: Deutsche Bahn.
Meike Niedbal, Head of Smart City at Deutsche Bahn: “Rail must be the backbone of the mobility transition.” Photo: Deutsche Bahn
Co-working space at Berlin’s main railway station: “Many people who work in a home office will occasionally need another place to work,” says Meike Niedbal. Photo: Deutsche Bahn