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New Shift2Rail Call 2020 projects launched!

In our press release of 28 July we announced the grants awarded for a series of new projects worth €147.7 million with a Shift2Rail co-funding of up to €75.4 million. These projects have now been launched and will deliver key Shift2Rail results through technological demonstrators and pave the way to the successor programme. Find out more below! Innovation Programme 1 – Passenger trains Call for Members projects PINTA3 addresses the next generation of traction systems,…

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Shift2Rail’s cooperation with OBB on a H2 train – test phase successfully completed!

In September 2020, we reported here about our cooperation with OBB on a pioneer project in Austria, investigating the usage of hydrogen rail vehicles for passenger traffic.   The project was launched on 11 September 2020 to run for a three-month test phase, during which demonstration operations in passenger traffic have been carried out, with one hydrogen train on the OBB-Infrastrutktur AG rail network. The Alstom’s Coradia iLint, the world’s first hydrogen fuel cell train,…

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RAIL LIVE 2020 – Online Event, 1-2 December

This year RailLive 2020 will take place on 1-2 December in a fully digital format. Shift2Rail’s Executive Director Carlo Borghini will moderate a panel to discuss creating infrastructure that can act as the pivot for the digitally connected transport industry of the future.   Our Programme Manager, Esther Bravo, will also participate to a panel discussion investigating how we can shape the future of mobility with end to end mobility services. Additionally, Shift2Rail will have…

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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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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 €1.5bn under Horizon Europe.” The rail…

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