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  • Rail stakeholders show strong support for Shift2Rail
    The Shift2Rail Dialogue on the Future of Research & Innovation, held on 19 June 2018 in Brussels, was an ideal platform for railway stakeholders to address policy and industry expectations. Participants expressed their strong support for the continuation of rail research and innovation within the Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking during the next EU programming period 2021-27. The event gathered 150 representatives of stakeholders working in areas […]
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Rail stakeholders show strong support for Shift2Rail

The Shift2Rail Dialogue on the Future of Research & Innovation, held on 19 June 2018 in Brussels, was an ideal platform for railway stakeholders to address policy and industry expectations. Participants expressed their strong support for the continuation of rail research and innovation within the Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking during the next EU programming period 2021-27. The event gathered 150 representatives of stakeholders working in areas related to railways. Participants included mainline, freight and urban operators,…

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Hot off the press: Issue #3 of Shift2Rail e-news

The new edition of our monthly newsletter is out featuring an interview with newly elected ERRAC chair Alberto Parrondo, our latest and upcoming events and awards as well as our reports on the newest solutions for more reliable and efficient railway systems. Immerse yourself in the future of transport depicted in our 3D innovation capabilities map, learn about cutting-edge innovations in the railway sector in our articles on 'Logistics on Demand' and the so called…

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Interview with newly elected Chair of ERRAC, Mr Alberto Parrondo

On May 16, you have been appointed Chairperson of the European Rail Research Advisory Council (ERRAC), the European rail technology platform. Beside the formal consultative role that ERRAC has in Shift2Rail, how do you see this collaboration progressing? We are delighted to be working very closely with S2R and our missions are perfectly complementary. ERRAC is defining the future research and innovation vision for the sector (Rail 2050 Vision and future route maps) and is…

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Shift2Rail ‘Lighthouse Projects’ results set the ground for faster, more reliable and cost-efficient railway systems

As global mobility demands rise, the railway sector faces the challenge of making trains a more attractive option for passenger and freight transport. This involves developing new and innovative ideas to create a more efficient, reliable and costumer-centred service. In 2015 during the ramp-up phase of Shift2Rail, the S2R ‘Lighthouse Projects’ (Roll2Rail, In2Rail, IT2Rail, Smart-Rail) received investments worth €52 million to make considerable advances towards achieving the Single European Railway Area (SERA) and to set…

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Innovation capability in the spotlight: ‘Logistics on Demand’

Enhanced real-time tracking and control of the goods is deemed crucial for freight competitiveness as digitalisation and automation become ever more central to European economy. In this context, Shift2Rail is determined to deliver ‘logistics on demand’ as a capability for the railway systems, enhancing the services Europeans currently enjoy: improving rail freight flexibility and responsiveness to clients’ demand. Today, only 18.3% of goods travelling inland across Europe do it over rail tracks, despite the unique…

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Ten-T Days – Major political support for European digital, multi-modal and cross-border transport

  Shift2Rail took part in the Ten-T Days, held on 25-27 April in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Political support for multi-modal transport and the improvement of cross-border connections were the highlights in the agenda. The Ten-T Days event demonstrated the high level of political support for multimodality acknowledging its importance as a key driver of change in the European mobility system. “Transport is back on the political agenda. Let's seize this opportunity and enhance the collaboration among…

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