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  • Europe’s Rail Joint Undertaking proposed by the European Commission to the …
    Europe’s Rail partnership, the successor to the current Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking, has been officially announced today by the European Commission as part of a proposal for the set-up of 10 new European Partnerships under the Horizon Europe programme. All the partnerships share the objective of achieving a climate neutral and digital Europe. Europe’s Rail Joint Undertaking will build on the successful results of Shift2Rail’s work with its […]
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Results published in June

Analysis of requirements and definition of specifications for obstacle detection and track intrusion systems DOWNLOAD HERE Description: This deliverable addresses the proposal of a set of requirements for all freight use cases, specifically for the development of an obstacle detection/track intrusion prototype (OD&TID). Requirements have been developed around four main categories: performance, functionality, operation and compliance (with regulations and standards). Target audience: All rail stakeholders How it brings us closer to achieving better rail for…

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EDDP featured at Ermewa Press Conference and Transport Logistic 2021

Ermewa press conference   Press conference on EDDP attracted many journalists  On 20 May, Ermewa, partner of the EDDP, held the first press conference focused on the DAC Delivery Programme. The press conference attracted journalists from 10 different media outlets specialised in rail, logistics and supply chain management. Due to the ongoing sanitary crisis, the press conference was held digitally. So far, the press conference has resulted in two published articles in specialised press -…

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Site inspection at the Görlitz testing facility reveals good progress on Europe’s Digital Automatic Coupling (DAC) prototypes

On June 9th and 10th, representatives of the trade unions vida (Austria), EVG (Germany) and SEV (Switzerland), sent by the European Transport Workers' Federation (ETF), visited the test site in Görlitz (GE), where the functionalities of various digital automatic coupling (DAC) prototypes are being examined. The aim was to gather experiences and evaluations from railway workers – shunting staff, train drivers and wagon masters – whose daily work will be significantly facilitated thanks to the…

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Accelerating the deployment of ERTMS

For the last edition of the Shift2Rail newsletter before the summer break, our Executive Director got talking to the European ERTMS Coordinator, Matthias Ruete. Read the interview to find out about the key elements positioned to accelerate ERTMS deployment, as well as how we can learn from other modes of transport to aid the evolution of rail.   Carlo Borghini: You took over the work of ERTMS Coordinator more than 2 years ago now. What…

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Hack 2 Rail – Join Shift2Rail’s Online Hackathon!

Hack 2 Rail – your opportunity to contribute solutions as part of the European Year of Rail!   When: 23 - 24 October 2021 + demo day on 29 October 2021 Where: Online Shift2Rail in partnership with Siemens Mobility, is organising Hack 2 Rail, a rail dedicated online hackathon organised under the European Year of Rail, taking place on 23-24 October, with the final demo day on 29 October. We are inviting startups, entrepreneurs, designers…

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Council adopts conclusions on ‘Putting Rail at the Forefront of Smart and Sustainable Mobility’

Shift2Rail supports the Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council's conclusion to put rail at the forefront of the Sustainable and Smart Mobility Strategy.  "The Council of the European Union looks forward to the new Europe's Rail Joint Undertaking which should play a vital role in research on the new digital technologies in rail, thereby delivering a coordinated approach with  the sector to the overall evolution of the railway systems." Source: Council Conclusions on "Putting Rail at…

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