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Connecting Europe Days

Brussels, Belgium


Connection Europe Days 

Date: 2-5 April 2024

Time: All day

Location: Brussels, Belgium

What to expect

Connecting Europe Days is Europe’s flagship event that will bring together politicians, financial institutions, industry representatives, transport stakeholders, and the European Commission to discuss concrete measures and exchange good practices on creating a fully decarbonised, resilient, seamless, and digital transport and mobility network in Europe. It will take stock of the ambitious goals set out in the EU Green Deal and the Sustainable and Smart Mobility Strategy.

The European DAC Delivery Programme, enabled by Europe’s Rail, is organising ‘The Future of Rail Freight – see how it works in the 21st century!’ side event on 2 April at 11:00 CET at Train World under the Belgian Presidency of the Council of the European Union. Participants will hear from high-level European transport stakeholders, including Belgian Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Transport, Mr Georges Gilkinet, and see the opportunity offered by rail automation via a live DAC demonstration.

During the flagship event, Europe’s Rail Joint Undertaking will be participating in two sessions.

Our Executive Director a.i., Mr Giorgio Travaini will be participating as a speaker in a session titled ‘Revolutionising infrastructure: Paving the way for sustainable, resilient and future-proof freight transport’ on Wednesday 3 April at 11:00 CET. The session will address the physical and digital requirements for zero-emission, connected and resilient freight transport, for both road-only and multimodal freight transport, and how infrastructure managers and operators can collaborate to implement innovative solutions.

In the following day, our Senior Programme Manager, Ms Léa Paties, will take part in a session titled ‘Innovations that will change the face of rail, how new technology opens a new era to the rail sector’ on Thursday 4 April at 11:00 CET. The aim of this session is to discuss the introduction of new technologies in the rail sector, as well as their expected impact. The focus will be on more imminent technologies, such as Automated Train Operation (ATO), through the upcoming implementation of Digital Automatic Coupling (DAC), to the replacement of radio systems by the new radio system (FRMCS), which can be complemented with the use of satellites.

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