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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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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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Results published in May

Requirements for a decision support tool – Railway capacity IT support Download here Description: This deliverable describes the current Shift2Rail work with demonstrator concept - a simulation module Proton and an intelligent planning module M2 - Timo. The intelligent planning module includes a data handling and visualisation component M2 and a timetable modification component, TIMO. Proton is a powerful macrosimulator for national networks. or the future Rail System Architecture. Target audience: All rail stakeholders; Final…

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Renewal of Shift2Rail Executive Director’s mandate

Shift2Rail’s Governing Board has renewed Mr Carlo Borghini’s mandate till May 2026, recognizing his support during the past 5 years and placing their trust in his leadership to bring forward rail research and innovation in an unprecedented manner, under the forthcoming Europe’s Rail Joint Undertaking. With this new mandate, Mr Borghini will support the European Commission and Industry Members in setting up and implementing an ambitious research and innovation programme, to be designed in line…

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European DAC Delivery Programme featured in Rail Business Magazine

The European DAC Delivery Programme, enabled by Shift2Rail, plays a significant role in achieving the objectives of the European Commission’s Sustainable and Smart Mobility Strategy. This innovation will essentially help increase rail freight in Europe by 50% by 2030. Read more about how operators, infrastructure managers, wagon keepers and ultimately end-users will benefit from DAC in this article, originally published in the German Rail Business Magazine.   READ ARTICLE IN ENGLISH READ ARTICLE IN GERMAN

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Upcoming events where the European DAC Delivery Programme will be presented

Digital Automatic Coupling at Transport Logistic online Date: 5 May An information session involving a discussion with experts will take place on 5 May at the Transport Logistic event online, where the European DAC Delivery Programme will be presented. Digital Automatic Coupling (DAC) is considered a key technology for efficient, digital rail freight transport of the future as it aims to increase the capacity of railways. The European transport ministers put DAC at the top…

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Results published in April

Identification of Common Business Objectives to Assess Business Impact of Future Rail System Architecture Download here Description: This output provides a foundation for a structured change management process by identifying commonalities in the business objectives of railways and suppliers. They will be applied as business impact assessment criteria for the design decisions which need to be taken for the future Rail System Architecture. Target audience: All rail stakeholders; Railway Undertakings; Infrastructure Managers; Suppliers (vehicle and…

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