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Europe’s Rail awards seven grants for its Call for Proposals 2023

Seven new projects worth €21.2 million will be funded under the Europe’s Rail Joint Undertaking (EU-Rail) 2023 Call for Proposals for rail research and innovation (R&I) activities. Europe’s Rail co-funding will amount up to €11.7 million. The new projects will support the work done in Flagship Area 1 dedicated to rail mobility management in a multimodal environment, and further strengthen exploratory research activities. Read press release

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Women in Rail Award 2024: Shaping the Future of Rail

Placing people at the heart of the rail sector's evolution is key to shaping a sustainable future. Despite women comprising over 50% of rail passengers, they represent only about 20% of the rail workforce in the EU. To promote fairness, diversity, and equality, the European Commission's Women in Transport platform, Europe’s Rail Joint Undertaking (EU-Rail), the European Union Agency for Railways (ERA), the Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies (CER), the European Rail Supply…

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Landmark event on the future of European rail freight boosts commitment for DAC

In the frame of the Connecting Europe Days and under the Belgian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, the European DAC Delivery Programme, enabled by the Europe’s Rail Joint Undertaking, organised ‘The Future of Rail Freight – see how it works in the 21st century!’ event on 2 April in Brussels, Belgium. The event demonstrated a broad support for the future of digitised and automated European rail freight through Digital Automatic Coupling (DAC).…

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Join us for ‘The Future of Rail Freight – see how it works in the 21st century!’ event

Digital Automatic Coupling (DAC) is the driver for a digital European rail freight and the key technology to ensure Europe’s rail freight becomes more digitised, automated and efficient. DAC will foster sustainability and a more reliable supply of goods across Europe for people and businesses. Digital rail freight will improve intermodal competitiveness of rail logistics to shift more volume to the most environmentally friendly and energy-efficient transport mode. It will also play a role as…

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Request for expression of interest to be part of a possible large-scale testing of 100 DAC pre-deployment trains in Europe (2026-2028)

The Europe’s Rail Joint Undertaking (EU-Rail) invites the European Rail Freight Sector, its Customers and other stakeholders to openly express their interest to be part of the needed phase of large-scale testing of DAC technology (Digital Automatic Coupling for freight trains incl. DAC based applications) in 100 pre-deployment trains according to the DAC General Master Plan. DAC technology will be an essential game changer in the European rail freight transport. It will already be quite…

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