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European DAC Delivery Programme FORMER VERSION

About

DAC - Digital Automatic Coupler

Aim

European DAC delivered through integrated shared programme building upon R&I results and pilots; ensuring the necessary actions for a fast, technically and economically feasible European‐wide roll‐out.

Target

All freight wagons (600.000+) in Europe couple automatically latest by 2030:

  • Selection of an open, fully functional, operationally tested, safe and sustainable European DAC open model ready for industrialization and deployment
  • Deliver final open design of the selected model by the end of 2021 of which interoperability and safety requirements to be incorporated to TSI, Green Deal & Digitalization Package 2022
  • Produce efficient and cross-countries compatible migration and business plans
  • Identify possible European funding to support the migration plan

Key benefits

European DAC Delivery Programme hosted by Shift2Rail

For a successful and effective implementation of DAC, it is of crucial importance to have open, close and efficient cooperation between railway undertakings, infrastructure managers and wagon keepers, as well as the rail supply industry, entities in charge of maintenance, concerned sector organisations, rail research centres and national and European political institutions. The European DAC Delivery Programme, under the leadership of Shift2Rail, offers a unique European platform for such cooperation and collaboration.

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Timeline


EU DAC Structure


Governance

Supervisory Board

Company / Organisation Representative
European Union European Commission Keir Fitch (Chair)
Carlo De Grandis (Deputy)
Leonardo Dongiovanni (Deputy)
Bertrand Collignon (Member)
Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking Carlo Borghini (Co-Chair)
Giorgio Travaini (Deputy)
Manuel Alarcón Espinosa (Member)
Trafikverket European Union Agency for Railways Olivier Piron (Observer)
Community of European Railways and Infrastructure Managers Gilles Quesnel (Deputy)
Mark Topal-Goekceli (Expert)
Ralf Marxen (Expert)
Enno Wiebe (Member)
siemens European Rail Infrastructure Managers Bardo Schettini (Member)
Javier Moreno (Deputy)
CAF European Rail Freight Association Conor Feighan (Member)
Sophia Krügel (Deputy)
Network Rail  International Union of Wagon Keepers Gilles Peterhans (Deputy)
Heiko Fischer (Member)
Thales UNIFE David Kupfer (Observer)
Nicolas Furio (Deputy)
Philippe Citroën (Member)
 International Union of Combined Road-Rail Transport Companies Ralf-Charley Schultze (Member)
alstom Rail Freight Forward Clemens Först (Observer)
Bombardier International Union of Railways Christian Chavanel (Observer)

Programme Board

 

Company / Organisation
Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking Carlo Borghini (Chair)
Giorgio Travaini (Deputy)
Manuel Alarcón Espinosa (Member)
European Union European Commission Keir Fitch (Observer)
Carlo De Grandis (Observer)
Leonardo Dongiovanni (Observer)
Bertrand Collignon (Observer)
Trafikverket European Union Agency for Railways TBC (Observer)
European Union DB-Cargo Thomas Jäger (Member)
CAF SNCF FRET Betrand Minary (Member)
siemens Lineas Paul Hegge (Member)
Barbora Smolikova (Deputy)
ÖBB Mark Topal-Gökceli (Member)
Peter Buchas (Deputy)
Trafikverket Bo Olsson (Member)
ERMEWA Group Peter Reinshagen (Member)
GATX Rail Europe Johann Feindert (Member)
Transwaggon AB Per-Anders Benthin (Member)
VTG AG Sven Wellbrock (Member)
Matthias Knüpling (Deputy)
CAF Mathias Vandekerckhove (Member)
Dellner Johan Ahman (Member)
Knorr-Bremse Martin Ertl (Member)
Lithuanian Railways Martynas Gedaminskas (Member)
Siemens Christoph Klose (Member)
Voith Kay-Uwe Kolshorn (Deputy)
Martin Schueler (Deputy)
Christian Radewagen (Member)
Wabtec Burkhard Kurek (Member)
Bruno Lecomble (Deputy)

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