Topic: Shift2Rail

Virgin Hyperloop One

‘Hyperloop should not cannibalise traditional rail’

Hyperloop technology, which enables travel speeds of 1,200 kilometres per hour, holds massive potential, but also possible conflict for the railway sector. The Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies (CER) warns for “another cannibalisation...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen

Shift2Rail announces call for proposals 2021

Shift2Rail has opened submissions for two projects in a call for proposals. It includes the further development of Digital Automated Coupling, and measuring the impact of research & innovation (R&I) on the railway sector in...Read more
|Comment|author: Esther Geerts
The rail grinding vehicle ATMO (Automatic Track Machine Oscillator) by Plasser & Theuer

New rail grinding machine for light rail unveiled

Austrian manufacturer Plasser & Theurer has presented a new rail grinding machine that has been completely redeveloped for light rail and trams. The ATMO (Automatic Track Machine Oscillator), developed as part of the Shift2Rail joint...Read more
|Comment|author: Esther Geerts

Ride-sharing an impetus for railways

Ride-sharing could stimulate the development of the European railways. In order to facilitate this and to provide seamless mobility, the International Association of Public Transport (UITP), together with its partners, is carrying out the RIDE2RAIL...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Digital coupling reduces human exposure to risks

The Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking has approved the European DAC (Digital Automatic Coupling) Delivery Programme proposed by its Executive Director on request of the railway undertakings. It will encompass all actors of the European rail sector....Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko