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  • The rail industry’s strong support for the continuation of Shift2Rail
    Last week during its General Assembly, the Presiding Board of the European Rail Supply Industry Association, Unife, voiced strong support for the continuation of Shift2Rail under Horizon Europe, stating: “Today, we call once again on the European Commission to help us stay at the forefront of innovation by proposing the continuation of the Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking with a programme of activities of €3.3bn, supported by an EU Contribution of […]
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Unique Train Prize – Apply now!

Specific Challenge: The main objective of the prize is to develop an innovative solution that will allow tracking all commercial freight trains, from all railway undertakings, covering the whole European network. The aim is to provide real time information about the train, accessible to all, including information on the location, departure, destination, composition and punctuality. The desired solution must take into account the national messages compliant with Commission Regulation (EU) No 1305/2014 of 11 December…

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Shift2Rail cooperates with OBB on a H2 train

Shift2Rail has cooperated with ÖBB on a pioneer project investigating the usage of hydrogen rail vehicles for passenger traffic. The project launched on 11 September 2020 includes three months of demonstration operations in passenger traffic with one hydrogen train on the ÖBB-Infrastruktur AG rail network. The project aims to show the need for R&D in the area of rail hydrogen systems, in particular in terms of system integration and system cost efficiency and to define…

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Shift2Rail and its successor are a unique opportunity for the sector to overcome the challenges in front of us

Our Executive Director, Carlo Borghini, was recently interviewed by RailGrup to talk about the main challenges for the rail sector at European level. He underlines the importance of a shared vision on the future concept of operations and an understanding of clients’ needs in order to create a competitive European rail network. The future of the sector depends on the capacity to compete with other mobility and transport systems, taking advantage of its strengths and…

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The rail industry’s strong support for the continuation of Shift2Rail

Last week during its General Assembly, the Presiding Board of the European Rail Supply Industry Association, Unife, voiced strong support for the continuation of Shift2Rail under Horizon Europe, stating: “Today, we call once again on the European Commission to help us stay at the forefront of innovation by proposing the continuation of the Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking with a programme of activities of €3.3bn, supported by an EU Contribution of €1.5bn under Horizon Europe.” The rail…

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Rail freight transport: European, sustainable and attractive

There is no EU Green Deal without rail. This is especially true for rail freight, which can be pivotal in supporting a sustainable and digital logistic value chain. Shift2Rail’s Innovation Programme 5 (IP5) “Technologies for Sustainable and Attractive European Rail Freight” was built to address freight challenges, and is the platform for designing, testing and maturing innovations for the rail freight sector in Europe. IP5 provides a unique set-up for a collaboration between railway undertakings,…

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Shift2Rail Innovation Days 2020 – Save the Date!

Due to the pandemic, during the past months a series of events have been cancelled. We want to nevertheless secure an opportunity to show all the results achieved and the efforts made by our Members and partners working in the Shift2Rail Research and Innovation Programme. To enable us to do just that, we are delighted to announce the Shift2Rail Innovation Days – an opportunity for the European railway community to see how far our innovations…

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