• 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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Shift2Rail presents its vision for the railway systems of the future to more than 3,500 professionals

Shift2Rail brought railway transport mode to a prominent spot at the Transport Research Arena (TRA) Conference, which took place on 16-19 April 2018 in Vienna, Austria. Seizing yet another opportunity to show its progress towards delivering the European railway systems of the future, the Shift2Rail JU presented an impressive stand at the Transport Research Arena Conference in Vienna to a crowd of 3,500 professionals. EU Commissioner for Mobility and Transport Violeta Bulc visited the S2R…

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Apply now for the Shift2Rail Research & Innovation Awards

Shift2Rail announced today, at the Transport Research Arena Conference, the launch of its “Rail Research & Innovation Awards”. The Awards aim to acknowledge the commitment and progress accomplished by the teams working in Europe and beyond to deliver the S2R Research & Innovation Programme, creating innovative solutions to deliver a dramatic transformation of the European railway systems. Applications are open for the following three categories of Awards: The Decarbonisation Award, to acknowledge the project expected…

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Commissioner Violeta Bulc visited the Shift2Rail JU stand during TRA

On 16 April, during the Transport Research Arena conference (TRA), Commissioner for Mobility and Transport Violeta Bulc visited the Shift2Rail JU stand to learn about the preliminary results of the Shift2Rail projects and see the newly launched innovation capabilities interactive map. This visit served as a ‘first impression’ of what is to come in September 2018 at InnoTrans – the leading international trade fair for transport technology. The Innovation Capabilities map is an interactive graphic…

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Shift2Rail Dialogue on the Future of Rail Research and Innovation on 19th June

  The Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking (S2R JU) is delighted to announce its dialogue event on the Future of Rail Research and Innovation to be held on 19 June, between 9:00-14:00 in the Square Brussels Convention Centre. The aim of the conference is to address policy and industry expectations, in view of the next programming period of the S2R JU Programme. The conference will be an ideal platform to bring together the railway stakeholders, and to…

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Fuel cell for railway – FCH JU & Shift2Rail JU launch a new study

While electrifying the transport system is a major priority to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Europe, the railway system has been a pioneer in this area with a large majority of its traffic running on electrified lines. But efforts are still needed to complete this path. Various regions in Europe have shown interest in the potential of fuel cell and hydrogen technologies for trains, in particular where other electrification alternatives have proven unfeasible to reach…

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