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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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Upcoming events where the European DAC Delivery Programme will be presented

Digital Automatic Coupling at Transport Logistic online Date: 5 May An information session involving a discussion with experts will take place on 5 May at the Transport Logistic event online, where the European DAC Delivery Programme will be presented. Digital Automatic Coupling (DAC) is considered a key technology for efficient, digital rail freight transport of the future as it aims to increase the capacity of railways. The European transport ministers put DAC at the top…

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Results published in April

Identification of Common Business Objectives to Assess Business Impact of Future Rail System Architecture Download here Description: This output provides a foundation for a structured change management process by identifying commonalities in the business objectives of railways and suppliers. They will be applied as business impact assessment criteria for the design decisions which need to be taken for the future Rail System Architecture. Target audience: All rail stakeholders; Railway Undertakings; Infrastructure Managers; Suppliers (vehicle and…

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European DAC Delivery Programme Managers discuss Digital Automatic Coupling as a major enabler for Europe’s full digital rail freight operations with Rail Freight Forward CEOs

The European Digital Automatic Coupling Delivery Programme (EDDP) Managers Mark Topal-Göckeli, Chief Technical Officer of ÖBB, and Jens Engelmann, Founder of railiable, joined the Rail Freight Forward (RFF) CEO meeting on 26 April 2021. Rail Freight Forward (the coalition of European rail freight companies), has the ambition to increase the modal share of rail freight for which fundamental digitalization and automation of the sector is needed. In this context, the EDDP, enabled by Shift2Rail, was…

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An interview with Euskotren, the Basque railway operator, about the new Silicon Carbide technology developed within Shift2Rail set to transform traction systems in Europe

Our Executive Director, Carlo Borghini sat down to talk to José Antonio Gorostiza, Director of Technology and Operations at Euskotren, the Basque railway network operator, to find out about how the new Silicon Carbide technology (SiC), developed within Shift2Rail, is going to have a positive impact on train capacity and passenger comfort.   Shift2Rail signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Basque Country in January of last year to maximise collaboration with the region and enhance…

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Rail: the backbone of mobility

Why should we celebrate the European Year of Rail, especially in a year with restricted mobility? ‘‘It’s a chance to show that rail is the backbone of European transport and mobility’’, says our Executive Director, Carlo Borghini. Read more about his thoughts on the European Year of Rail in an opinion article written for the Portuguese magazine Pais Positivo.     read more in english     READ MORE IN PORTUGUESE

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Results published in March

1st release of formal methods prototype for quality improvement of the standardisation process Download here Description: This deliverable completes the description of the formal method demonstrator process to be adopted in the project, and applies the demonstrator process to an initial fragment of the selected signaling use-case - the communication interface between two RBCs supporting the handover of a train. Target audience: All rail stakeholders; Final users (travellers and freight transport users); Operators (rail operator…

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