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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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We are delighted to introduce the new Shift2Rail webinar series, bringing you Shift2Rail innovations from the comfort of your home! Curious to learn more about multimodal journey planning, offer building, booking, issuing, ticketing, validation and location-based experiences? Join us to see all this and more in our Shift2Rail webinar series on seamless door-to-door travel tools! We’ve set-up two exciting webinars for you to demonstrate the current results of key projects working under Shift2Rail’s Innovation Programme 4, dedicated to…

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InnoTrans to take place in Spring 2021

The InnoTrans trade fair, the biggest event in the rail industry calendar, will no longer take place in September 2020. InnoTrans was 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 attracted 3,062 exhibitors from 61 countries,…

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Help us shape Shift2Rail’s European Train ID Prize!

What are we looking for? In accordance with its Annual Work Plan 2020[1], Shift2Rail intends to launch the “Shift2Rail Train ID Prize”.  The Prize shall achieve through Europe a unique representation of the train and path objects. To this aim, the implementation of efficient algorithms that generate a single Train ID is needed. In particular, this should be associated to commercial trains in synergy with the use of Train ID in the framework of TAF…

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President von der Leyen calls for our recovery towards a more resilient, green and digital Europe

President von der Leyen delivered a strong message of solidarity and hope for the future last week. In doing so, she placed renewed emphasis on our mission at Shift2Rail in the challenging context of today, by stating: ‘‘We need to drive our recovery towards a more resilient, green and digital Europe. By that, we not only support but we also reshape our industries and services towards a new reality. It will mean investing in our…

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A message from Shift2Rail’s Executive Director during this exceptional period

I would like to take this opportunity to share a personal note with you all during this exceptional period. As a European Italian citizen from Milano, I have asked myself many times what more can I do to offer support in the current situation. What I can tell you is that Shift2Rail staff are fully committed and operational, and so my answer is that I need to ensure, together with them and our Members, that…

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Online launch of the Shift2Rail R&I Awards 2020 coming soon!

Shift2Rail is looking forward to launch its Research and Innovation Awards in a webinar open to Members and partners of Shift2Rail projects. The prizes aim to acknowledge the commitment and progress accomplished by the teams working in Shift2Rail funded projects throughout Europe and beyond to deliver the Shift2Rail R&I Programme, creating innovative solutions to deliver a transformation of Europe’s railway systems. Applications for the best Shift2Rail projects will be open for the following four categories:…

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