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European DAC Investment Plan

This report provides an investment plan which would enable the deployment of Digital Automatic Coupler (DAC) and thereby revolutionise the European rail freight industry, further strengthening the EU’s overall sustainable and digital strategy. Currently, rail freight operations are still dependent on many manual, cost-intensive and strenuous processes, which are not in line with the EU’s overarching vision of digitalisation, low-emission transport nor modern working conditions. In this respect, one of the key enablers towards full…

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Smart and affordable rail services in the EU: a socio-economic and environmental study for High-Speed in 2030 and 2050

This report presents the main findings underpinning the establishment of a European High-Speed Rail (HSR) Network connecting the main European cities and regions, combining investments in constructing creating/upgrading new HSR lines and upgrading the digitalization and automation of existing ones, i.e. ERTMS. It confirms that investing in a comprehensive European HSR network will deliver added value to European society and massively reduce the environmental footprint of European passenger transport. The report proposes a master plan…

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Catalogue of Solutions, 2022 Edition

This 2022 edition of the Europe’s Rail Catalogue of Solutions illustrates successful R&I results in the form of possible products and solutions, while highlighting the benefits for final users, operators, infrastructure managers and/or suppliers. This publication also outlines the advantages of integrating demonstrators into market solutions so that they can deliver the rail innovation Capabilities of the future.

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Europe’s Rail Factsheet

  Europe’s Rail Joint Undertaking (EU-Rail) is the European partnership on rail research and innovation established under the Horizon Europe programme. EU-Rail along with its 26 Founding Members delivers results that will contribute to the EU Sustainable and Smart Mobility Strategy as well as the Single European Railway Area, to a transition to a more attractive, user-friendly, competitive, affordable, efficient and sustainable European rail system. The partnership aims to accelerate research and development in innovative…

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Annual Activity Reports

Shift2Rail Annual Activity Report is a yearly publication highlighting the progress made by all five Shift2Rail's research & innovation programmes and cross-cutting activities during the previous year. The Annual Activity Reports also includes details about Shift2Rail's Call for Proposals including a list of projects and financial details for each year. To read the Annual Activity Reports 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021 please click on the covers below. In 2021 the Europe’s Rail Joint…

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  The Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking (S2R JU) contributes to smart and sustainable growth by developing cutting-edge innovative solutions to create the railway systems of the future for passengers and freight transport mode. Funded under the Horizon 2020 Programme, the Shift2Rail JU addresses evolving needs of EU citizens, targets life-cycle cost & efficiency of rail systems, and develops the necessary technologies to complete the Single European Railway Area (SERA). The R&I Programme focuses on demonstration activities…

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