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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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ETNA 2020 Webinar: Transforming Europe’s Rail System

Our Executive Director, Carlo Borghini, will present in this webinar about mobility focused on transforming Europe's rail system. The webinar, organised by the network of Transport National Contact Points ETNA2020 in cooperation with C-Energy 2020 and NCPs CaRE, will take place on 9 June at 10.00 CET. In the light of the future merging of energy, climate and mobility, this webinar is part of a series devoted to the transition between Horizon 2020 and Horizon…

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Shift2Rail to moderate the IRS webinar on ‘Post-COVID: What will be the new normal for rail travel?’

Join us for this very timely webinar on the question everyone in the rail industry is currently talking about – what will be the new normal for rail following the Coronavirus pandemic? Our Executive Director, Carlo Borghini, will moderate the webinar which will take place on Tuesday, 2 June 2020, 12:00-13:30 CEST. The session will explore the possible medium- and long-term changes to rail travel, what lessons must be learnt, and what warnings should be heeded.…

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€1 billion mobilised by EU’s Horizon 2020 for Coronavirus global response!

The European Union and its partners launched a coronavirus global response effort on 4 May. Research and Innovation, both at the centre of what we do, are playing a key role in this initiative. The aim of the campaign is to raise €7.5bn to develop diagnostics, treatments and vaccines and deploy them to every corner of the world at an affordable price. Without these, we all remain vulnerable. The European Commission has made a significant contribution…

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Shift2Rail at ERCI’s freight and transport logistics webinar

Our Executive Director Carlo Borghini will participate to the European Railway Clusters Initiative’s (ERCI) Freight and Logistics Taskforce Webinar. The online event will take place on 10 June at 10.00 CET and will gather rail experts from across the field. The event will investigate how to promote a shift towards multimodality in freight and analyse the implications and strategy to ensure a better use of rail in the logistics chain. Mr Borghini will discuss how…

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First Shift2Rail successes to be featured by Deutsche Bahn

The cross-sectoral cooperation within the Shift2Rail programme of partners from Railway Undertakings, suppliers, academia and EU member states has already borne first results. Distributed traction, new simulation tools, and digital automatic coupler "Distributed traction" has been successfully tested in freight traffic. A newly created simulation tool for timetable analysis provides reliable punctuality forecasts within less than a minute in the event of a disruption. By using innovative measurement technology for trains, DB Netz has been…

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New InnoTrans dates confirmed!

The InnoTrans trade fair, the biggest event in the rail industry calendar, will now take place on 27-30 April 2021, instead of in September 2020. InnoTrans was originally to have been held on September 22-25 in Berlin. However, as part of measures to tackle the coronavirus pandemic, the Berlin senate issued a decree on April 21 banning events with more than 5,000 people from taking place in the city before 24 October 2020. InnoTrans 2018…

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