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TRA 2024

Dublin, Ireland


TRA 2024

Date: 15-18 April, 2024

Location: Dublin, Ireland

Europe’s Rail team will be present at the Transport Research Arena 2024, the foremost European transport event, that will take place in Dublin, Ireland, under the theme ‘Transport Transitions: Advancing Sustainable and Inclusive Mobility’, on 15-18 April.

For the first time, EU-Rail will be sharing a stand with Clean Hydrogen JU, Clean Aviation JU and SESAR JU, highlighting the importance of developing and deepening synergies for Research and Innovation in the field of transportation.

EU-Rail’s team is also organising special sessions, taking place during TRA 2024.

15 April

EU-Rail is proud to support the TRA Visions Young Scientists Competition, aimed at young researchers from Universities and Research Institutes pursuing degrees in all scientific domains involving transport, sustainability, mobility, energy, engineering and related areas, providing an opportunity to showcase their work During the award ceremony, our Acting Executive Director, Mr Giorgio Travaini, will be awarding the Young Scientists winner during the Award Ceremony that will take place on at 9:30 GMT at the opening of TRA 2024.

16 April

At 9:45 GMT, our Programme Manager, Ms Codruta Bastucescu, is organising a special session titled ‘Sustainable and Smart Mobility Strategy: What Role for Rail Traffic Management?’. The objective of this session will be to take stock of evolution of developments for a common European rail Traffic Management system.

At 16:15 GMT, our Acting Executive Director, Mr Giorgio Travaini, is taking part in a special session titled Railway Research and Innovation Agenda where he will talk about the Europe’s Rail plans to transform rail into an even more sustainable, more capable, more flexible, more performing system at the service of multimodality. 

17 April

At 9.45 GMT, our Senior Programme Manager, Mr Sebastien Denis, is organising a special session titled ‘Prescriptive and Predictive Maintenance in the Transport Landscape’.  This session will explore the critical role of efficient maintenance in ensuring safety, reliability, and overall sustainability in the evolving transportation landscape, as well as the transformative nature of maintenance strategies, emphasising the focus on prescriptive and predictive methodologies.

At 17:45 GMT, our Acting Executive Director, Mr Giorgio Travaini, will also be moderating a ministerial roundtable on Investment and Delivery for Global Competitiveness. The panel will discuss the changing landscape of traditional project investment and delivery methods and the current and future challenges in delivering complex projects successfully.  

18 April

At 9:45 GMT our Acting Executive Director, Mr Giorgio Travaini will take part in a special session titled Hydrogen for Heavy Duty Transportation: Working in Synergy with the Partnerships. The session, organised by Clean Hydrogen Joint Undertaking, will look into strengthening synergies within Horizon Europe initiatives, partnerships and other JUs, that focus on delivering the ambitious 2030 targets set up by the European Commission and contribute to EU priorities and policies. 

Also at 9.45 GMT, our Senior Programme Manager, Ms Judit Sandor, is organising a session titled ‘Disruptive Sustainable and Smart Guided Transport Solutions part of Europe’s Future Mobility?’, addressing disruptive guided transport solutions covered in the Multi-Annual Work Programme of the Europe’s Rail Joint Undertaking.

At 14:15 GMT, our Acting Executive Director, Mr Giorgio Travaini will be participating in a strategic session titled ‘Connected, Cooperative and Automated Mobility: What next for New Mobility Services’ focused on Connected Cooperative and Automated Mobility (CCAM) developments since the 2018 communication, addressing transport megatrends and the strategy for future mobility.

The four-day event will provide a great opportunity to hear about mobility trends in different parts of Europe, to learn from achievements in the industry, as well as share best practices of policies and deployments. The Conference also offers a great venue for researchers, policymakers and industry representatives to get together and contribute to the discussion on how research and innovation can reshape the transport and mobility system.

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