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  • Space for Rail: Bringing the Benefits of Global Satellite Navigation to Rai…
    Vienna, 18 March 2019 – The Austrian Infrastructure Minister Nobert Hofer welcomed an illustrious group of European and international experts to discuss the important role of satellite-based positioning technology for the future of the European railway sector today in Vienna. While traditional and ageing technologies are being gradually phased out, satellite technology opens up new possibilities for providing a scalable solution for railway […]
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TTE Council supports SHIFT2RAIL

The Transport Ministers Council of the European Union (TTE), reunited at the middle of March, adopted its position on a draft regulation of the EU Council aimed to established a public-private partnership called Shift2Rail Joint Initiative that would manage a work program on research and innovation to support the development of better railway services across Europe. The Shift2Rail objective is to double railway transport capacity, to reduce lifecycle costs by 50% and to increase the…

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European railway industry deals with around EUR 1 Billion for research and innovation

“Rail is facing significant competition from other transport modes and, from other regions of the world; in order to combat this Shift2Rail combines a significant amount of EU and sector R&D resources with a long-term vision that will produce tangible results that contribute to the EU’s ambitious transport goals”, pointed out Olivier Onidi, Director for the European Mobility Network at the European Commission. RailwayPRO

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“Horizon 2020” provides EUR 6.3 Billion to research and innovation

Partnerships with the transport industry will be stepped up in “Horizon 2020” in order to overcome fragmentation and, hence, accelerate the market take up of innovative solutions. Next to the SHIFT2RAIL Technological Initiative, launched through the Horizon 2020 Programme, a series of three financing demands was launched aimed to increase and to consolidate the competitiveness of European industries in the sphere of transports and to create a resource-efficient transport system that is individual, seamless, environmentally…

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European Economic and Social Committee adopts a favourable opinion on Shift2Rail and asks EU for additional funding

During the plenary session on 25 March, EESC Members unanimously adopted an Opinion in which they highlight the crucial importance of Shift2Rail: "The EESC strongly backs the Shift2Rail initiative, which it sees as an important contribution to European industry in the strategic railway sector". In this regard, the EESC notably "stresses the importance of Shift2Rail for employment" and insists on "the importance of Shift2Rail to maintaining the competitiveness of the European industry, which still produces…

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EU Council gives green light to Shift2Rail and FRP technical pillar

Ministers that make up Europe's Transport Council today adopted a favourable position on the legal framework for the regulation establishing the Shift²Rail Joint Undertaking, while the council has also completed its work on the technical pillar of the Fourth Railway Package, which includes revising the role of the European Railway Agency (ERA). International Railway Journal

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