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New study shows great market potential for Hydrogen in Rail throughout Europe

A new study by Roland Berger on FCH train technology, commissioned by Shift2Rail and Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertakings, is just out. The study analyses the state of the art, the business case, the market potential, specific case studies and technical and non-technical barriers to the use of FCH technology in different rail applications.   The analysis finds that the global FCH train market development activities are currently concentrated in Europe. This puts the…

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More efficient traction systems for ever-greener trains   

Main benefits of the next generation of traction systems Energy savings of up to 10% for trains in all platforms: metro, light rail, sub-urban, regional and high-speed Quieter traction systems for all kinds of trains – up to 20 dB less noise for some parts Smart maintenance systems embedded in traction systems to lengthen train’s life, improve reliability and reduce maintenance costs up to 20%   Shift2Rail-funded engineers are developing the next generation of train…

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Space for Rail: Bringing the Benefits of Global Satellite Navigation to Railway Customers in Europe and Beyond

Vienna, 18 March 2019 – The Austrian Infrastructure Minister Nobert Hofer welcomed an illustrious group of European and international experts to discuss the important role of satellite-based positioning technology for the future of the European railway sector today in Vienna. While traditional and ageing technologies are being gradually phased out, satellite technology opens up new possibilities for providing a scalable solution for railway positioning and increasing the safety of rail transport. It also supports cost efficiency for…

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Submit your paper for TRA2020!

The call for scientific paper submissions for the Transport Research Arena 2020 (TRA2020) is open. Authors can submit their papers for two review tracks: journal track and conference track. Papers that are submitted for the journal track will be considered for publication in special issues of the European Transport Research Review (ETRR) and they must be full papers. Papers offered solely for the conference can be short papers. The deadline for submitting works is 30th…

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Spanish and European rail stakeholders debate about the future of rail R&I in Madrid

The Spanish Railway Technological Platform and Shift2Rail JU (S2R JU) organised a debate on the future of rail Research & Innovation, with representatives from rail operators, network managers, manufacturers, and research centres. The event took place on 12 February at the headquarters of the Spanish Foundation of Railways in Madrid. Spanish Director General for Research & Innovation Teresa Riesgo opened the day highlighting the excellent results achieved by Spanish entities within S2R and showed public…

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Press Release – Shif2rail project PINTA phase 1 final Conference held in Rabat, Morocco

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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