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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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Accelerating the deployment of ERTMS

For the last edition of the Shift2Rail newsletter before the summer break, our Executive Director got talking to the European ERTMS Coordinator, Matthias Ruete. Read the interview to find out about the key elements positioned to accelerate ERTMS deployment, as well as how we can learn from other modes of transport to aid the evolution of rail.   Carlo Borghini: You took over the work of ERTMS Coordinator more than 2 years ago now. What…

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Hack 2 Rail – Join Shift2Rail’s Online Hackathon!

Hack 2 Rail – your opportunity to contribute solutions as part of the European Year of Rail!   When: 23 - 24 October 2021 + demo day on 29 October 2021 Where: Online Shift2Rail in partnership with Siemens Mobility, is organising Hack 2 Rail, a rail dedicated online hackathon organised under the European Year of Rail, taking place on 23-24 October, with the final demo day on 29 October. We are inviting startups, entrepreneurs, designers…

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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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