Rail Freight Forward members and sector associations have welcomed an MoU for the development of European Digital Automatic Coupling (DAC) for rail freight.
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Shift2Rail is the first European rail initiative to seek focused research and innovation and market-driven solutions by accelerating the integration of new and advanced technologies into innovative rail product solutions. Shift2Rail promotes the competitiveness of the European rail industry and meets changing EU transport needs.
Chloé Lima-Vanzeler (SNCF Voyageurs), Sébastien Dislaire (SNCF Réseau) and Thomas Sutter (SBB Infrastructure) explain how railway undertakings and infrastructure managers have established a coalition for train energy savings and rail traffic efficiency.
Worth almost €148 million, the new projects will deliver key Shift2Rail results through technological demonstrators and pave the way to the successor programme.
The European DAC (Digital Automatic Coupler) Delivery Programme will be a unique opportunity for the sector to collectively drive the deployment of technological and operational solutions related to the DAC, by means of a focused and inclusive system approach under the umbrella of Shift2Rail.
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.
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…