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FLEX-RAIL

FLEX-RAIL

This project envisions a lean, integrated and flexible framework to ensure that Europe’s railway sector is on track to meet future transportation.

Project leader

Dr Thomas H Zunder

Dates

December 2018 to June 2021

Project staff

Dr Thomas H Zunder

Prof Mark Robinson

Sponsors

Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking

Partners

IITF, TNO, TRT

Description

How do you keep rail central to the EU transport system? This requires paradigm shifts on fundamental rail sector characteristics.

The rail industry and organisations have to target a  lean, integrated and flexible railway system. This will stimulate further innovation within the rail sector. It will ensure that rail services can address future user needs.

Development of the required technologies should align with the pace of innovation of other relevant sectors. In particular the competing transport modes.

These must include suitable governance structures and business models to ensure that the targeted impacts are achievable.