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Day 2 at Shift2Rail stand at InnoTrans (H4.2/203): New insights into the railways of the future

The Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking (S2R JU) has had a strong presence at its first appearance at InnoTrans, the largest rail fair in the world –presenting the first results of the initiative, barely two years after its creation.

Wednesday, 19 September

At 10.00, Shift2Rail presents its vision of the future at the InnoTrans Speakers’ Corner. Giorgio Travaini, Head of Research & Innovation at Shift2Rail, together with Shift2Rail Innovation Programme Managers Léa Paties and Lucas Garvía give a one-hour presentation on the work within Shift2Rail to develop the railway systems of the future, based on automated and connected mobility and seamless travelling.

The Speakers’ Corner is located at Hall 15.2, near the East Entrance. Full programme is available here.

The presentation provides details on the technologies that will drive this transformation forward: Advanced ATO, ‘Moving block’ technology, GNSS positioning, virtual coupling and many others.

At 12.00, Shift2Rail is participating in the 3rd InnoTrans Luncheon for Women in Mobility, which provides a platform for leading women in the transport sector to foster cooperation and exchange ideas. The event, a joint initiative by associations and the industry, aims to boost the percentage of women in the transport sector. ]

The Women in Mobility Luncheon was organised to strengthen women’s position in the transport sector. The organising platform aims to increase the presence of women from 20% to 40% by 2020.

At 15.00, Shift2Rail is participating in the 2018 ERCI Innovation Awards ceremony with Executive Director Carlo Borghini delivering a keynote speech at the event. The awards support innovations implemented by enterprises to meet pressing mobility needs of Europe’s passenger and freight transport services.

The event is organised by the ERCI (European Railway Clusters Initiative), the European network of Innovative Railway Clusters, which unites 11 innovation clusters from 9 countries representing about 1.000 SMEs. The objective is to promote the competitiveness of the rail industry and to create new business opportunities.

At 16.30, Carlo Borghini will participate in a ‘Mobility Talk’ at Deutsche Bahn stand at CityCube hall B/ stand 406


During the whole day, demonstrators of Shift2Rail-developed technologies will be presented at the S2R stand:


At 10.00, Data capture and operational processes of Intelligent Video Gate/terminal solutions.

At 11.00, Connected Trams

At 11.30, Moving Block solutions for mainline railways

At 12.30, Lean Tamping and Thermal Stress Monitoring in rail infrastructures

At 13.30, videos on advanced traffic management and control systems

At 14.00, innovative integrated on-board obstacle detection system for railways

At 14.30, converged communication and computing

At 15.00, Moving Block solutions for mainline railways

At 16.00, posters and movies on R&I activities for passenger trains


The Shift2Rail team welcomes you at our stand 203 in hall 4.2 to share our vision of the future.