EU seeks out partners for joint rail research

The European Commission has published on October 6, 2014, a call for expressions of interest to become an associated member of the Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking, the new public-private partnership that will invest just under €1 billion in research and innovation (2014-2020), to get more passengers and freight onto Europe’s railways.
The aim of the call is to identify the core partners who will work hand in hand with the Commission and the eight founding members of the Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking to deliver new technologies that will help to increase the quality, reliability and punctuality of rail services while also slashing their costs and facilitating cross-border travel. It complements the Commission’s proposals to improve the quality of rail services via market opening and improvements to technical interoperability and approval under the 4th Railway Package.

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