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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 January

Rail as benefit for EU society Download here Description: This output illustrates the rail ecosystem strengths, weaknesses and opportunities. How it brings us closer to achieving better rail for Europe: It brings us closer by collecting case studies and success stories that provide a model to be replicated, fostering continuous learning from positive experiences. More information on this topic: Click here for the Ter4Rail project website  Rail Innovative Research Observatory DOWNLOAD HERE Description: This output…

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PLASA-2 Final Conference

Shift2Rail’s project PLASA-2 held its final conference on 12 January 2021. The virtual event was organised in 2 sessions – the morning session focused on CCA Work Area Smart Planning and the afternoon session on Virtual Certification. Both sessions attracted more than 50 participants, connected from 11 different countries and representing 25 companies.   The morning session presented the PROTON simulation tool which was developed under Shift2Rail’s Work Area investigating Smart Planning. It allows to…

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Shift2Rail at European Start Up Prize for Mobility

Our Executive Director, Carlo Borghini, was part of the jury for the European Startup Prize for Mobility 3rd Edition Final Ceremony which took place on 13 January 2021. Along with special guests Maroš Šefčovič (European Commission Vice-President), Lilyana Pavlova (Vice-President of the European Investment Bank) and Karima Delli (Chair of the European Parliament’s Committee on Transport and Tourism), Mr. Borghini helped select the most innovative start-ups working on the mobility solutions of tomorrow.   During the…

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New Shift2Rail Call 2020 projects launched!

In our press release of 28 July we announced the grants awarded for a series of new projects worth €147.7 million with a Shift2Rail co-funding of up to €75.4 million. These projects have now been launched and will deliver key Shift2Rail results through technological demonstrators and pave the way to the successor programme. Find out more below! Innovation Programme 1 – Passenger trains Call for Members projects PINTA3 addresses the next generation of traction systems,…

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Shift2Rail’s cooperation with OBB on a H2 train – test phase successfully completed!

In September 2020, we reported here about our cooperation with OBB on a pioneer project in Austria, investigating the usage of hydrogen rail vehicles for passenger traffic.   The project was launched on 11 September 2020 to run for a three-month test phase, during which demonstration operations in passenger traffic have been carried out, with one hydrogen train on the OBB-Infrastrutktur AG rail network. The Alstom’s Coradia iLint, the world’s first hydrogen fuel cell train,…

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Delivery of new smart maintenance concept & global safety framework!

Smart maintenance Safety Smart maintenance concept for maximising efficiency As a result of the work coming from several different projects funded by Shift2Rail on smart maintenance, a holistic approach for maintenance in the whole railway system using the opportunities afforded by interaction as well as mutual monitoring, has been conceived. Smart Maintenance (SM) relays on the 'Internet of Things' and 'Computerized Analysis Technologies' to optimise the maintenance of systems and thus improve safety, reliability, availability…

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