IT2Rail wins S2R JU R&I Award 2018 for the ‘Digitalisation’ category!

During InnoTrans2018, Commissioner Bulc handed over the Shift2Rail JU R&I Award 2018 for the ‘Digitalisation’ category to the coordinator of the IT2Rail project. Congratulations to the 27 consortium members for achieving this honourable distinction!

IT2Rail video now available!

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IT2Rail Final Conference successfully held on 18th April!

The IT2Rail Final Conference was successfully held on the 18th April in Vienna. Taking advantage of the Transport Research Arena (TRA2018) taking place in Vienna during that same week, the event was attended by participants from all over Europe. The event was opened by Mr Keir Fitch, Head of the Rail Safety & Interoperability Unit at DG MOVE, who stressed the need for ensuring that the project results are taken further by Shift2Rail projects.

The project partners then had the opportunity to showcase the various functionalities that have been developed in the IT2Rail project, followed also by a short demonstration. The conference participants also had the opportunity to be involved in the discussions through the panel and interactive sessions that were planned, which focused on key aspects of the project.

The event closed with an overview of the project outcomes and main innovations, followed by a brief introduction on how the results will be taken further by the currently running and future Shift2Rail projects.

Please find HERE the presentations that were shown during the Final Conference for more details. You can also find a selection of pictures that were taken on the day HERE.

The Railways of the Future

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IT2RAIL was present at the workshop “Railways of the future”, organised by CEN-CENELEC in cooperation with CER, Shift2Rail, UNIFE and UITP.  Philippe Citroen, Director General of UNIFE, reminded the importance of standards for the success of railways products. Libor Lochman, Executive Director of CER, highlighted the need for an intermodal regulatory path. Guido di Pasquale, senior Manager of UITP, presented the unsustainable scenario which will appear in our cities without proper actions to improve public transport. The key objective of a “User centric mobility service” was illustrated by Giorgio Travaini, head of research and innovation at Shift2Rail (picture). Guido di Pasquale added that a transfer of semantic interoperability in the sector of transport is needed.
All these points support the IT2Rail approach and confirm the validity of its results.

IT2RAIL presented at ICT on TRAINS

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The IT2Rail project work in progress was presented during the workshop ICT on TRAINS, held in Brussels on 27-28 September 2017, as part of the Innovation Programme 4 of Shift2Rail.The presentation was given by Yves Perreal, leader of IP4.
"All the steps of the journey are already developed in the lighthouse project IT2RAIL, but in a simplified context, and will be demonstrated during TRA 2018 (April 2018)" Mr. Perreal said.
The presentation was included in Panel 3a of the workshop, dedicated to the "interoperability of information systems".
More information cen be found in the workshop web site.

IT2Rail paper presented at WCRR 2016

A paper was presented at the World Congress on Railway Research (WCRR 2016) in Milan, focussing on IT2Rail work.

The title of the paper is: The “open web of transportation data” as a shared networked environment for the realization of the Single European Railway Area.

The paper was awarded the "Best Paper" prize in the Passenger Mobility from Door to Door theme.
The paper presents the market scenario and technology solutions for door-to-door mobility, which will allow a better travel experience and will make railways more attractive for travellers.
A Certificate of Achievement was given to Mr. Riccardo Santoro, main author and official speaker, during the Award Ceremony. Click here to download the document.


This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No: 636078

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Total Budget: €12 million (EU funded)
Project Start Date: 1 May 2015
Project End Date: 31 October 2017
Duration: 30 months
Partners: 27 


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