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  • Press Release – Shif2rail project PINTA phase 1 final Conference held…
    The Shift2Rail project PINTA phase 1, coordinated by Alstom and with the participation of Bombardier, CAF, Deutsche Bahn, Faiveley Transport Italy, Knorr-Bremse, Siemens, SNCF and Talgo, organized the project’s final conference hosted by the ONCF, IFF “Institut de Formation Ferroviaire” and EMI “Ecole Mohammedia des ingénieurs” in Rabat, Morocco. Download the Press Release […]
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Shift2Rail’s 2019 Information Day: Open Call for Proposals – 6 February 2019, Brussels

Thank you very much for coming to our Information Day 2019! Please find all the information about our Info Day here. We kindly remind you to apply for our Open Call for Proposals 2019. You can find more information about the Call here. About our Info Day: Our 2019 Information Day provided you with an overview of the Shift2Rail Research & Innovation Programme, focusing in particular on the upcoming funding opportunities under the umbrella of the…

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Shift2Rail Dialogue on the Future of Rail Research & Innovation – Spanish Event, 12 February, Madrid

When? 12 February 2019, Madrid Where? Fundación de los Ferrocarriles Españoles. Palacio de Fernán Núñez. Calle Santa Isabel, 44. 28012 Madrid. Aims of the event Shit2Rail’s Spanish Event, co-organised by the Spanish Railways Technological Platform – PTFE, will bring together the Spanish rail community as well as European representatives to discuss the future of rail research and innovation. The event will provide stakeholders with the opportunity to learn more about the Shift2Rail research and innovation…

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New Lightweight Antenna

Shift2Rail presents a new antenna, made of composite materials, which is substantially lighter than the conventional welded design made of steel. The new Composite Antenna has a weight of about 13kg  –  more than 45kg lighter than the conventional welded design made of steel. By using composite components instead of conventional steel parts, railway vehicles have a higher payload and a lower energy consumption. Composite material is a proven lightweight material suitable for many applications…

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Re-inventing the Wheel

Wheel maintenance accounts for a significant share of the maintenance costs of railway vehicles. Thus, engineers strive to design wheels that are ever more robust and better performing. Shift2Rail-funded research has developed a new wheel made of Austempered Ductile Iron (ADI), which diminishes the tendency for polygonisation and reduces wheel and rail wear, noise emission and wheel mass. ADI is a cast material characterized by a favorable combination of strength and ductility and high wear…

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Preview of DAY 4 at InnoTrans: Final Day to Discover the Railway Systems of the Future

On these past three days the Shift2Rail stand has been buzzing with excitement, curious conversations and vivid activity. It has drawn a large number of visitors interested in new forms of mobility. On DAY 4 at InnoTrans visitors have the final opportunity to engage with our interactive demos, exchange ideas with our demo managers and experts and discover the railway systems of the future.   Today on the agenda: 10.00 am: Modular interior design 11.00…

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Synchronised Dance of Virtually Connected Trams

The Connected Trams demonstrator introduces radical innovations to the current Train Control and Monitoring System (TCMS), often referred to as the “brain of the train”. The goal: To increase the level of automation and make trains more cost-effective and safer. In a live demo, two trams located in Zaragoza in Spain move in a coordinated manner without any physical link at a constant distance of about 6 metres. The two vehicles are virtually coupled, which…

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