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Shift2Rail launches its Catalogue of Solutions at the World Congress on Railway Research

Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking has just published its first Catalogue of Solutions highlighting 54 innovative products and methods it has worked on together with its Members and stakeholders. The official launch of the new Catalogue of Solutions took place today in Tokyo during the ceremony of the Shift2Rail stand at the World Congress on Railway Research, officially opened by Ambassador Flor, Head of the EU Delegation to Japan. Read the press release here Access the Catalogue…

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Shift2Rail awards 17 grants for its Call for Proposals 2019

17 projects worth €148.6 million will be funded under the Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking 2019 Call for Proposals for Research & Innovation activities. Shift2Rail’s co-funding will amount up to €74.8 million. The new projects aim to accelerate the transition towards the next generation of railway systems in Europe. Read the full press release here

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Shift2Rail Executive Director to speak at 8th International Railway Summit in New Delhi

Carlo Borghini, the Executive Director of Shift2Rail, the European research and development initiative, will speak at the 8th International Railway Summit. Mr Borghini will take part in a panel discussing whether high-speed rail projects are worth the economic and social investment. The summit takes place from 20-22 November 2019 in New Delhi, the first time the event will be hosted in India. Read the full press release here

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New study shows good potential for hydrogen-powered trains in Europe

A new study commissioned by the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU) and Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking (S2R JU) analyses the opportunities to enable a larger introduction of fuel cells and hydrogen (FCH) technologies within the European railway market. The study shows significant market potential for FCH technologies in the rail environment. The technology provides a flexible, zero-emission and potentially cost-competitive solution underpinning clear business cases to replace diesel trains, within certain contexts. Read…

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Space for Rail: Bringing the Benefits of Global Satellite Navigation to Railway Customers in Europe and Beyond

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 positioning and increasing the safety of rail transport. It also supports cost efficiency for…

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