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European DAC Investment Plan

This report provides an investment plan which would enable the deployment of Digital Automatic Coupler (DAC) and thereby revolutionise the European rail freight industry, further strengthening the EU’s overall sustainable and digital strategy. Currently, rail freight operations are still dependent on many manual, cost-intensive and strenuous processes, which are not in line with the EU’s overarching vision of digitalisation, low-emission transport nor modern working conditions. In this respect, one of the key enablers towards full…

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Results published in January 2023

Use of MVDC transformers for railway traction DOWNLOAD HERE Description: The deliverable presents the mathematical model of two converter topologies along with the design equations of their controllers, both full-scale and small-scale (equivalent of the experimental board). The focus is to undertake a comparative evaluation of topologies for the medium voltage DC transformers, to define the optimal topology for railway traction applications including evaluation of the performance of the converter and to develop a software…

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A study on smart and affordable high-speed services in the European Union shows the way to future sustainable mobility

The study contracted by Europe’s Rail Joint Undertaking (EU-RAIL) in collaboration with the Alliance of Passenger Rail New Entrants in Europe (ALLRAIL), the Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies (CER) and the European Rail Supply Industry (UNIFE) analyses the impact of the European High-Speed Rail (HSR) Network connecting the Capitals of Europe and the main European cities and regions. The study confirms that investing in a comprehensive European HSR network delivers added value to…

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Smart and affordable rail services in the EU: a socio-economic and environmental study for High-Speed in 2030 and 2050

This report presents the main findings underpinning the establishment of a European High-Speed Rail (HSR) Network connecting the main European cities and regions, combining investments in constructing creating/upgrading new HSR lines and upgrading the digitalization and automation of existing ones, i.e. ERTMS. It confirms that investing in a comprehensive European HSR network will deliver added value to European society and massively reduce the environmental footprint of European passenger transport. The report proposes a master plan…

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