A shared vision towards the future of rail: Shift2Rail at InnoTrans 2020
Carlo Borghini looks ahead to Shift2Rail’s participation at InnoTrans 2020 and what topics he expects the industry will showcase during the international trade fair.
At Shift2Rail, preparations for our participation at InnoTrans 2020 are well on their way. The ‘European Green Deal’ Communication of the European Commission (EC) is expected to shape the future evolution of rail systems. Rail has a clear window opportunity to take back its role as the driving force towards sustainable mobility and transport for a climate-neutral European society. Rail is already the most sustainable mode of transport; so, what can be done? During this new decade, rail is committed to work with other modes to offer services that can meet the expectations of a European climate-neutral society by 2050 – for instance, by introducing a high-speed network capable of connecting all European centres of interest and capitals, completed by urban and regional rail transportation together with last mile solutions – no silo corridors thanks to a multimodal ‘spider’ network, and a rail freight network connecting European ports, production and distribution centres involving all actors of the logistic value chain, plus building together with inland waterborne and road transport industries the most efficient continental sustainable freight transport network at global level.