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Shift2Rail to offer its vision for a future sustainable transport system at the World Rail Festival

World Rail Festival from 3-5 December in Amsterdam will bring together over 200 high-level speakers and more than 900 attendees to discuss on the most actual topics in the rail sector. Our Head of R&I Giorgio Travaini will give a keynote on how to bring the sector together to shape a future sustainable transport system.   During the three-day World Rail Festival, speakers from all over the rail sector will be discussing on a variety…

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Shift2Rail projects present their results in Paris

Experts working on Shift2Rail-funded projects on research and innovation for smarter train design and high capacity infrastructure presented their achievements at a conference that took place on 16-18 September 2019 in Paris. The three day event clustered results from four projects (PIVOT, Mat4Rail, RUN2Rail, FAIR Stations) running under Shift2Rail’s Innovation Programmes 1 and 3. Participants had the opportunity to learn about the latest results of Shift2Rail R&I activities related to smarter train design and high…

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Shift2Rail supports inclusive and gender balanced leadership for 21st century transport

Shift2Rail took part in the conference ‘Towards a more inclusive and diverse transport sector’, organized by the European Commission’s DG MOVE held in Brussels on 26 September. Our Executive Director, Carlo Borghini, was invited by Commissioner Violeta Bulc to a high-level discussion on inclusive and gender balanced leadership for 21st century transport, together with 30 other CEOs from the transport sector. During the discussion, Mr Borghini took the opportunity to announce that Shift2Rail is looking…

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Shift2Rail Participated to European R&I Days

Shift2Rail Executive Director Carlo Borghini took part in the European R&I Days panel discussion dedicated to railways of the future. The discussion took place on 24 September 2019 in Brussels, and hosted panellists from Shift2Rail, SNCF, UIP Rail, and the European Passengers’ Federation. During the session panellists emphasised that coordinated, joint efforts are needed to use the potential of digitalisation and automation to make rail operations and the rail industry more competitive on a global…

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Register Now for Our Regional Cooperation Workshop

Do your region’s S3 priorities include mobility and transport? Are you interested in collaborating with Shift2Rail? Register now for the Shift2Rail Regional Cooperation Workshop on 9 October in Brussels bringing together representatives from European regions, the European Commission and the Joint Undertakings to discuss possibilities to maximise the impact of Union funding.   The Shift2Rail Regional Cooperation Workshop on 9 October in Brussels offers participants the possibility to share expertise and success stories as well…

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Innovation in the Spotlight: Next Generation of Running Gear Brings Lower Costs, Higher Comfort and Less Downtime

Main benefits Radial steering and active suspension systems make train running gear more efficient and reduce the negative impact of vehicles on the track Innovative health monitoring systems enable maintenance based on real-time data for running gear and track Light weight and optimised materials improve running gear performance as well as wear and damages of wheels and rails Reduction of noise and vibration emission for a better rail environment Advance virtual certification of vehicle dynamics…

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