For a successful and effective implementation of the Digital Automatic Coupler for European rail freight (DAC), it is of crucial importance to have open, close and efficient cooperation between railway undertakings, infrastructure managers and wagon keepers, as well as the rail supply industry, entities in charge of maintenance, concerned sector organisations, rail research centres and national and European political institutions. The European DAC Delivery Programme enabled by Europe’s Rail, offers a unique European platform for such cooperation and collaboration.
The projects under S2R JU Innovation Programme 5 on technologies for sustainable and attractive European Railway Freight have inspired this programme. As a continuation of the activities initiated, the Flagship Project 5 within Europe’s Rail JU supports the deployment of new technologies such as digital coupling and automation. Click below for information on these projects.
European DAC delivered through integrated shared programme building upon R&I results and pilots; ensuring the necessary actions for a fast, technically and economically feasible European‐wide roll‐out.
All freight wagons (400.000 – 450.000) in Europe couple automatically after full DAC deployment:
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