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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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Shift2Rail and AKKA discuss a new mobility concept

Our Executive Director Carlo Borghini had a discussion with AKKA Technologies on a future mobility concept FLEXMOVE. The project investigates a possibility of allowing vehichles to move on rail tracks thanks to a special tyre-to-tracks technology. The concept could revitalize small railway lines which have progressively fallen out of use. FLEXMOVE is a road-to-rail vehicle concept which is currently being developed by AKKA Technologies. At its core is an electric vehicle that can be driven…

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Shift2Rail’s My-Trac collaborates with a new COVID-19 application

Building upon the research and innovation work performed in Shift2Rail and the My-Trac solutions resulting from the same project, Co-Aps, a new mobile application, will help reduce the spread of COVID-19 by managing density in public transport and public spaces. Co-Aps is funded by EIT Urban Mobility, an initiative of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), showing a successful institutional collaboration between Shift2Rail and EIT Urban Mobility. If you often use public transport…

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Innotrans and IRFC postponed to 2022

New dates have been announced for two important events that Shift2Rail looks forward to participating in. Innotrans has been postponed to 20-23 September 2022 in Berlin, due to the ongoing critical situation concerning the global coronavirus pandemic. For more information and updates, please visit the Innotrans official website. The International Railway Forum & Conference (IRFC) will instead take place on 5-7 October 2022 in Prague, under the Czech presidency of the Council of the European…

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Ter4Rail Video Contest – winners announced!

Shift2Rail’s project Ter4Rail has announced the winners of their video contest for young people!, The goal of the video contest was to engage and motivate a broad and young audience to use their own words and images to explain, support and create awareness around the promotion of  railways in Europe. Take a look at the winning video “Why Generation Z isn’t travelling by trains” and check the runner-ups contributions here also.

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Unique Train Prize – Apply now!

Specific Challenge: The main objective of the prize is to develop an innovative solution that will allow tracking all commercial freight trains, from all railway undertakings, covering the whole European network. The aim is to provide real time information about the train, accessible to all, including information on the location, departure, destination, composition and punctuality. The desired solution must take into account the national messages compliant with Commission Regulation (EU) No 1305/2014 of 11 December…

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Shift2Rail cooperates with OBB on a H2 train

Shift2Rail has cooperated with ÖBB on a pioneer project investigating the usage of hydrogen rail vehicles for passenger traffic. The project launched on 11 September 2020 includes three months of demonstration operations in passenger traffic with one hydrogen train on the ÖBB-Infrastruktur AG rail network. The project aims to show the need for R&D in the area of rail hydrogen systems, in particular in terms of system integration and system cost efficiency and to define…

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