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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 September

Evaluation models of ‘Modal Shift’ DOWNLOAD HERE Description: The report describes the results of applying the modal shift evaluation models to the Shift2Rail impact scenario, as well as, eight alternative future scenarios such as autonomous vehicles (AVs) and electric vehicles (EVs) with and without effects of S2R innovations. The analysis shows that the Shift2Rail innovations have potential to deliver substantial increases in rail demand for all analysed market segments except metro. Target audience: All rail…

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New Shift2Rail project DACcelerate just launched!

DACcelerate - Accelerated DAC transformation to full digital rail freight operations in Europe - will run from 1 June 2021 – 31 December 2022. DACcelerate, part of Shift2Rail’s Innovation Programme 5 on Rail Freight, supports the European DAC Delivery Programme in close cooperation with all relevant stakeholders, while continuously engaging with experts and policy makers on European Union and Member State Level. It will provide strategies, methods and guidelines for a successful and cost-efficient transition…

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Ben@Rail, a new Shift2Rail project, kicks off!

To wrap up 4 years of programming under Horizon2020, S2R JU launches Ben@Rail, a project under our Cross Cutting Activities (CCA). Ben@Rail will last for 9 months from 1st October 2021 to 31st  June 2022 and will produce an overview of the progress expected from R&I activities and identify if outcomes will match stakeholders’ needs and requirements. The project will provide recommendations for enhancing alignment between R&I priorities set in EU Rail JU Master Plan…

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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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