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  • Europe’s Rail Joint Undertaking proposed by the European Commission to the …
    Europe’s Rail partnership, the successor to the current Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking, has been officially announced today by the European Commission as part of a proposal for the set-up of 10 new European Partnerships under the Horizon Europe programme. All the partnerships share the objective of achieving a climate neutral and digital Europe. Europe’s Rail Joint Undertaking will build on the successful results of Shift2Rail’s work with its […]
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Results published in January 2024

Report on the GEARBODIES Project Demonstrator DOWNLOAD HERE Description: This deliverable reports on advancements in rail carbody inspection technology, elastomer-based running gear components, and bearing innovations within the GEARBODIES project. To begin with, the Carbody Inspection Equipment demonstrator focuses on the validation of the Mobile Prototype Platform (MPP) and its equipment for the inspection of composite carbody shell, which uses image processing and pattern recognition. Integrating Ultrasonic Testing (UT) and Infrared Thermography (IRT) equipment was…

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Request for expression of interest to be part of a possible large-scale testing of 100 DAC pre-deployment trains in Europe (2026-2028)

The Europe’s Rail Joint Undertaking (EU-Rail) invites the European Rail Freight Sector, its Customers and other stakeholders to openly express their interest to be part of the needed phase of large-scale testing of DAC technology (Digital Automatic Coupling for freight trains incl. DAC based applications) in 100 pre-deployment trains according to the DAC General Master Plan. DAC technology will be an essential game changer in the European rail freight transport. It will already be quite…

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European Year of Skills: Meet DG MOVE

Throughout the European Year of Skills 2023, we publish a video series on our YouTube channel. Watch as we share personal experiences of our Founding Members, partners, and staff through video messages, encouraging young people to build their careers in rail. Learn directly from people in the industry what are the skills you can develop while working in rail, what skills are necessary to have and what skills are used daily. This way we are…

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Europe’s Rail FP6 FUTURE delivers innovative rail services to revitalise capillary lines and regional rail services

To benefit the rail sector and its final users, our new Flagship Project 6 (FP6) FUTURE, worth EUR 32.9 million with 50 partners, is ready to ensure the long-term viability of the regional railway by reducing the total cost of ownership (TCO), while ensuring high service quality and operational reliability. In this article, FP6-FUTURE Coordinator, Alessandro Mascis, from Wabtec Corporation explains what to expect from the project. Tell us what is encompassed in ‘Delivering innovative…

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Results published in December 2023

Train Pass-by Noise Source Characterisation and Separation Tools for Cost-effective Vehicle Certification DOWNLOAD HERE Description: This deliverable was focused on the separation of other railway noise sources from rolling noise by applying the microphone array and Pass-by Analysis (PBA) methods. These two methods were used for the characterisation of the pass-by data obtained in the TRANSIT project measurement campaigns. The data originated from two separate campaigns: the Velim campaign, which used a regional test train,…

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Europe’s Rail Project Results Published in December 2023

Requirements for the deployment of a Traffic Management System DOWNLOAD HERE Description: The focus is to explore the requirements for the integration of Traffic Management System (TMS), Automatic Train Operation (ATO), and Connected Driver Advisory System (C-DAS) to optimise rail operations and increase their efficiency. This deliverable consists of a report that presents an overview of the three systems, relevant concepts, and standards, as well as the ‘State-of-the-art’ for each of these systems. The ‘state-of-practice’…

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