'Shift to Rail' – Research for EU rail transport

26-03-2015

The EU is faced with major societal issues such as rising transport demand, traffic and road congestion, security of energy supply and cutting CO2 emissions. Greater reliance on rail transport and improvements to the sector's competitiveness and resource-efficiency could help tackle these problems. To this end, a new EU initiative for a public-private partnership, the 'Shift to Rail Joint Undertaking' (S2R JU), was established in 2014 under the Horizon 2020 programme, in order to boost and coordinate research and innovation in rail products, processes and services.

The EU is faced with major societal issues such as rising transport demand, traffic and road congestion, security of energy supply and cutting CO2 emissions. Greater reliance on rail transport and improvements to the sector's competitiveness and resource-efficiency could help tackle these problems. To this end, a new EU initiative for a public-private partnership, the 'Shift to Rail Joint Undertaking' (S2R JU), was established in 2014 under the Horizon 2020 programme, in order to boost and coordinate research and innovation in rail products, processes and services.