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User Requirements / Implementation and Deployment working group (URID-WG)

Pursuant to Article 15 of the S2R JU Statutes, the URID-WG will assist the JU:

  • in specifying the operational and maintenance-related user needs
  • in ensuring that technical solutions planned and developed within S2R meet the specific needs of all relevant end users
  • in fostering the operational reliability of the results of Shift2Rail
  • in ensuring the market uptake of the technical solutions developed through the Shift2Rail activities, taking particular care of European standardisation and regulation
  • facilitating exchanges of information on initiatives, projects and partnerships dealing with the thematic areas of each of the Innovation Programmes (IPs)/CCA identified in the Shift2Rail Master Plan and MAAP;
  • delivering opinions, submitting reports, or developing and proposing innovative solutions to the Joint Undertaking

The contributing members of the S2R URID-WG are:

  1. Autonomous Train Drivers´ Unions of Europe (ALE)
  2. Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies (CER)
  3. European Rail Infrastructure Managers (EIM)
  4. European Passenger Train and Traction Operating Lessors Association (EPTTOLA)
  5. European Rail Freight Association (ERFA)
  6. European Transport workers’ Federation (ETF)
  7. Association of European Railway Industries (UNIFE)
  8. International Union of Private Wagons (UIP)
  9. International Association of Public Transport (UITP)
  10. International Union of combined Road-Rail transport companies (UIRR)
  11. Association of the Notified Bodies for Directive 2008/57/EC on Railway Interoperability (NB-Rail AISBL)
  12. European Passengers’ Federation (EPF)
  13. European Technology and Travel Services Association (ETTSA)
  14. Transport & Environment (T&E)
  15. International Union of Railways (UIC)
  16. European Shippers Council (ESC)
  17. European association for forwarding, transport, logistics and customs services (CLECAT)
  18. European Rail Research Network of Excellence (EURNEX)
  19. European Committee for Standardization (CEN)
  20. European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC)
  21. European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI)
  22.  European Federation of Museum & Tourist Railways (FEDEC)

Presentations at URID-WG meetings: