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    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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Shift2Rail is presenting its first quick-wins at InnoTrans

Together with its Members, Shift2Rail is showcasing more than 20 cutting-edge solutions for a ground-breaking transformation of railway systems at InnoTrans in Berlin from 18-21 September. Less than two years after the start of the Joint Undertaking’s activities, the JU presents live demos, showing its initial results: the transformation of railway systems is on its way! Interested in virtual coupling, moving block over ETCS for mainline, intelligent freight terminals and video gates, obstacle detection devices,…

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Issue #4 of Shift2Rail e-news

New mobility systems that will drastically transform passengers’ experience Without a doubt, strong collaborative efforts are necessary to accelerate the critical transformation of railways. The July edition of the newsletter opens with introductory words by Roland Edel, CTO at Siemens AG Mobility Division, a S2R Member, emphasising the importance of intensified collaboration with competitors within the sector, passengers and European institutions made possible within Shift2Rail. The spotlight of this month’s newsletter is on one of…

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Technologies for Sustainable & Attractive European Rail Freight: Dynafreight, a S2R IP5 Project Moving the Rail Freight Industry Forward

How can we increase the capacity of freight trains while at the same time improving their performance? The Shift2Rail IP5 project Dynafreight presented its results on 27 June in Brussels. The project paved the way for the regular operation of long trains and the creation of the next generation of bogies of freight locomotives. A bogie, a metal frame to which the axles and wheels is attached, is an essential part of a train as…

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Mobility as a Service: One ecosystem to book them all

[caption id="attachment_6364" align="aligncenter" width="750"] Image: SNCF[/caption]     Shift2Rail is contributing to the development of transportation as a service, also known as ‘Mobility-as-a-Service’, a new concept of mobility: A shift from a piecemeal ‘individual transport modes’ approach towards a world of ‘solutions’ provided and consumed as a service. The ecosystem Shift2Rail is building will be an absolute revolution for intermodal transport. Passengers will be able to book from their devices, and with a single click,…

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Developing the S2R IP4 technology demonstrators “Travel Shopping” and “Booking and Ticketing”: One click away from anywhere in Europe

[caption id="attachment_6371" align="aligncenter" width="695"] Image: Victor Cap – Mostphotos[/caption]   Without a doubt, the future holds a drastic transformation of how we move. Automation and digitalisation have a profound impact on mobility systems and shift the personal experience of public and private transport in a new direction. With rail currently being the most sustainable transport mode, digital technologies that make rail more attractive for customers may provide the answer to pressing environmental concerns related to…

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Roland Edel, CTO Mobility Division at Siemens: Collaboration fosters Competitiveness

  Reducing CO2 emissions in the European Union by 80 percent until 2050 – this is one of the ambitious goals of the European Commission. How to reach that if not with railway as a backbone of transport? Clearly, rail has the lowest share of EU transport CO2 emissions with only 1.5 percent. That is why we have to invest in its future development, and that is why I strongly support the approach to combine…

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