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Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking partners with International Rail Forum & Conference 2020

The International Rail Forum & Conference (IRFC) is one of the leading events in the international railway calendar, bringing together top managers, railway and logistics experts, customers, prominent politicians and institutions from across Europe. The 7th IRFC will be held in Prague from 1 to 3 April 2020 at the Clarion Hotel Prague with the motto: “Let’s build a new generation of railways together”.   Shift2Rail is supporting the IRFC conference together with other international…

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European Commissioner for Transport visits Shift2Rail

We were pleased to welcome the European Commissioner for Transport, Violeta Bulc, to Shift2Rail’s offices on Friday, 18 October. It was an opportunity for staff to thank her for her outstanding support during her mandate, and her inspiring determination to help move European railways forward.

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Innovation in the Spotlight: How a Smooth Ride Translates to Improved Sustainability

Main Benefits Deliver a commonly agreed energy baseline for the four Shift2Rail system platform demonstrators (high speed, regional, urban-metro and freight application) and a modelling tool to evaluate, improve and optimise the energy consumption of rail systems with a particular focus on rolling stock. Develop future methods for predicting overall noise and vibration performance on a system level including both rolling stock, infrastructure and its environment. Assess and advise all energy related works as well…

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European stakeholders to discuss future of railways at the Shift2Rail Dialogue at the Digital Transport Days

More than 200 participants from across Europe will take part in the Shift2Rail Dialogue at the Digital Transport Days, which will take place on 7 October 2019 in Helsinki.   The event will consist of two panel discussions and a presentation on the expected results of Shift2Rail innovations. The high level speakers, including Mr. Mikko Koskinen, Secretary of State to the Finnish Minister of Transport and Communications and Mr. Henrik Hololei, Director-General for Mobility and…

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Innovation in the Spotlight: Towards unattended mainline train operations (ATO GoA 4)

  Main benefits Energy savings up to 45% depending on travel distance/type of operations Significantly increase the level of punctuality +/- 15% on mainline and 23% for suburban traffic, due to overall automation Higher capacity up to 50%, when combining with other technologies such as moving block and new communication systems. Higher operational flexibility Shift2Rail is working on automated train operations (ATO) based on European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS) that would allow maximizing the…

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