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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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Press release – Call for Proposals 2018 results announced

19 projects worth €152.6 million will be funded under the Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking 2018 Call for Proposals for Research & Innovation activities. Shift2Rail’s co-funding will amount up to €77.3 million. The new projects aim to accelerate the transition towards the next generation of railway systems in Europe. Access the full press release here.

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DAY 3: Timetable of the future train at our stand 203, Hall 4.2

After two successful days, we have reached half-time at InnoTrans but there is still plenty to see and discover. The train of the future will stop on Thursday at: 10 am-12 pm: UNIFE Dialog Forum: Executive director Carlo Borghini and other high-level speakers will discuss ERTMS as the backbone of digital railways. Speakers include Chris Jackson, Editor-in-Chief of Railway Gazette International and Keir Fitch, Head of Rail Safety & Interoperability at DG Move. Where: Palais…

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