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Council agrees its position on the European Railway Agency

The Council adopted its position on a draft Council regulation intended to set up a public-private partnership called Shift2Rail joint undertaking, which will manage a research and innovation work programme to support the development of better rail services in Europe. Shift2Rail’s goal is to double the capacity of the railway transport system, to reduce its life-cycle cost by 50% and to increase the reliability and punctuality of rail services by 50%. Railway Insider