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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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Interview with newly elected Chair of ERRAC, Mr Alberto Parrondo

On May 16, you have been appointed Chairperson of the European Rail Research Advisory Council (ERRAC), the European rail technology platform. Beside the formal consultative role that ERRAC has in Shift2Rail, how do you see this collaboration progressing? We are delighted to be working very closely with S2R and our missions are perfectly complementary. ERRAC is defining the future research and innovation vision for the sector (Rail 2050 Vision and future route maps) and is…

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Shift2Rail ‘Lighthouse Projects’ results set the ground for faster, more reliable and cost-efficient railway systems

As global mobility demands rise, the railway sector faces the challenge of making trains a more attractive option for passenger and freight transport. This involves developing new and innovative ideas to create a more efficient, reliable and costumer-centred service. In 2015 during the ramp-up phase of Shift2Rail, the S2R ‘Lighthouse Projects’ (Roll2Rail, In2Rail, IT2Rail, Smart-Rail) received investments worth €52 million to make considerable advances towards achieving the Single European Railway Area (SERA) and to set…

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Innovation capability in the spotlight: ‘Logistics on Demand’

Enhanced real-time tracking and control of the goods is deemed crucial for freight competitiveness as digitalisation and automation become ever more central to European economy. In this context, Shift2Rail is determined to deliver ‘logistics on demand’ as a capability for the railway systems, enhancing the services Europeans currently enjoy: improving rail freight flexibility and responsiveness to clients’ demand. Today, only 18.3% of goods travelling inland across Europe do it over rail tracks, despite the unique…

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Ten-T Days – Major political support for European digital, multi-modal and cross-border transport

  Shift2Rail took part in the Ten-T Days, held on 25-27 April in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Political support for multi-modal transport and the improvement of cross-border connections were the highlights in the agenda. The Ten-T Days event demonstrated the high level of political support for multimodality acknowledging its importance as a key driver of change in the European mobility system. “Transport is back on the political agenda. Let's seize this opportunity and enhance the collaboration among…

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Shift2Rail presents its vision for the railway systems of the future to more than 3,500 professionals

Shift2Rail brought railway transport mode to a prominent spot at the Transport Research Arena (TRA) Conference, which took place on 16-19 April 2018 in Vienna, Austria. Seizing yet another opportunity to show its progress towards delivering the European railway systems of the future, the Shift2Rail JU presented an impressive stand at the Transport Research Arena Conference in Vienna to a crowd of 3,500 professionals. EU Commissioner for Mobility and Transport Violeta Bulc visited the S2R…

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