Europe’s railway Research and Innovation community shows strong interest in deepening collaboration as 2020 Shift2Rail Call for Proposals prompts requests for €113.3 million of R&I funding.
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Philippe Citroën, Director General of UNIFE (the Association of the European Rail Industry), writes that, despite the coronavirus crisis interrupting the regular rhythm of the European rail supply industry, this unprecedented situation could provide an opportunity to position the sector for even greater success once the pandemic subsides.
To support the delivery of its European Green Deal objectives for the transport sector, the European Commission has proposed to make 2021 the 'European Year of Rail'.
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.
This issue includes articles from Poland's Transport Minister about the country's much-needed railway investment programme, In-Depth Focus sections on Additive Manufacturing, Winter Operations and the Future Railway Mobile Communication System (FRMCS), plus much more.
Philippe Citroën, Director General of UNIFE (the Association of the European Rail Industry), writes that there are several factors the rail industry must focus on during 2020 to prove the value of rail transport and its potential to support a sustainable, interoperable, digital and integrated mobility system.
The objective of the new cooperation is to move rail research and innovation forward and crucially promote market deployment.
Satellite-based technologies will shape the future of European and global railways. While many traditional rail technologies will be gradually phased out, satellite technology opens up new possibilities to facilitate and accelerate the digitalisation of rail – providing scalable solutions for accurate railway positioning, which is essential for safety, as well…
Highlighting 54 innovative products and methods that Shift2Rail has worked on together with its members and stakeholders, the Catalogue of Solutions signifies a milestone towards delivering “transformed rail systems”.
Ahead of his participation at Global Railway Review’s Digital Rail Revolution conference being held in London on 7 November 2019, Carlo Borghini shares his opinions on automation in mainline rail networks, the opportunities of artificial intelligence, and how digitalisation in general is providing a step change in the way rail…
Monique van Wortel, Seconded National Expert at Shift2Rail, explains how she has been inspired by several key industry experts during her career and how the environmental performance of the railways is something she finds incredibly important.
The 17 new projects worth €148.6 million funded by Shift2Rail, will aim to accelerate the transition towards the next generation of railway systems in Europe.
Europe’s railway research and innovation performers have indicated their desire to strengthen industry collaboration, as the 2019 Call for Proposals prompts requests for R&I funding worth €76.8 million.
The study shows that hydrogen technology provides a flexible, zero-emission and potentially cost-competitive solution underpinning clear business cases to replace diesel trains.