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    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 March

1st release of formal methods prototype for quality improvement of the standardisation process Download here Description: This deliverable completes the description of the formal method demonstrator process to be adopted in the project, and applies the demonstrator process to an initial fragment of the selected signaling use-case - the communication interface between two RBCs supporting the handover of a train. Target audience: All rail stakeholders; Final users (travellers and freight transport users); Operators (rail operator…

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Publication of the fourth version of the Standardisation Rolling Development Plan

‘The innovation principle entails taking into account the impact on research and innovation (R&I) in the process of developing and reviewing regulation in all policy domains, i.e. to ensure that European Union regulation allows companies to enter markets more easily’[1]. With this in mind, standards and standardisation have been highlighted in the Europe 2020 strategy as pivotal in supporting the EU’s R&I activities, in reaffirming the important role of standards for innovation as sources of…

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‘Connecting Europe Express’ announced during the European Year of Rail kick-off!

Streamed live from Lisbon on the eve of the ministerial informal Council meeting dedicated to rail, the European Year of Rail 2021’s official kick-off took place on 29 March, jointly organised by the European Commission and the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union.   During the opening session, Portugal’s Minister for Infrastructure and Housing Pedro Nuno Santos, highlighted the importance of rail for passengers and businesses. This was followed by European Commissioner…

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Results published in February

Predefined messages that enable the driver and the traffic controller to communicate despite language barriers Download here Description: Translate4Rail offers drivers a comprehensive set of predefined standardised messages (PDMs) to exchange with an infrastructure manager traffic controller (signaller) in normal or exceptional operational situations in a country where they do not understand nor speak the local language. Besides the list of agreed PDMs a digital tool using these messages will be implemented to enable the…

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Europe’s Rail Joint Undertaking proposed by the European Commission to the Council and Parliament

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 members and partners to speed up the development…

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Shift2Rail talks to the Programme Managers of the newly set up European DAC Delivery Programme

Digital Automatic Coupling (DAC) is set to transform European rail freight. It will indeed benefit the entire rail freight sector, including operators, infrastructure managers, and manufacturers. Thanks to DAC, network capacity will be increased, train formation will require less shunting, manual processes will be reduced while predictive maintenance will be enabled. To achieve all this, a single European-wide system incorporating broad sector agreement and the alignment of all ongoing and planned European DAC initiatives is…

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