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Newsletter 15

First Shift2Rail successes to be featured by Deutsche Bahn

The cross-sectoral cooperation within the Shift2Rail programme of partners from Railway Undertakings, suppliers, academia and EU member states has already borne first results. Distributed traction, new simulation tools, and digital automatic coupler "Distributed traction" has been successfully tested in freight traffic. A newly created simulation tool for timetable analysis provides reliable punctuality forecasts within less than a minute in the event of a disruption. By using innovative measurement technology for trains, DB Netz has been…

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New InnoTrans dates confirmed!

The InnoTrans trade fair, the biggest event in the rail industry calendar, will now take place on 27-30 April 2021, instead of in September 2020. InnoTrans was originally to have been held on September 22-25 in Berlin. However, as part of measures to tackle the coronavirus pandemic, the Berlin senate issued a decree on April 21 banning events with more than 5,000 people from taking place in the city before 24 October 2020. InnoTrans 2018…

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We are delighted to introduce the new Shift2Rail webinar series, bringing you Shift2Rail innovations from the comfort of your home! Curious to learn more about multimodal journey planning, offer building, booking, issuing, ticketing, validation and location-based experiences? Join us to see all this and more in our Shift2Rail webinar series on seamless door-to-door travel tools! We’ve set-up two exciting webinars for you to demonstrate the current results of key projects working under Shift2Rail’s Innovation Programme 4, dedicated to…

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Help us shape Shift2Rail’s European Train ID Prize!

What are we looking for? In accordance with its Annual Work Plan 2020[1], Shift2Rail intends to launch the “Shift2Rail Train ID Prize”.  The Prize shall achieve through Europe a unique representation of the train and path objects. To this aim, the implementation of efficient algorithms that generate a single Train ID is needed. In particular, this should be associated to commercial trains in synergy with the use of Train ID in the framework of TAF…

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President von der Leyen calls for our recovery towards a more resilient, green and digital Europe

President von der Leyen delivered a strong message of solidarity and hope for the future last week. In doing so, she placed renewed emphasis on our mission at Shift2Rail in the challenging context of today, by stating: ‘‘We need to drive our recovery towards a more resilient, green and digital Europe. By that, we not only support but we also reshape our industries and services towards a new reality. It will mean investing in our…

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