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Rail Panel: EuroBrake meets Shift2Rail

Thursday, 20 May 2021




Track 1 + 2

For the first time this year we will hold a Rail Panel “EuroBrake meets Shift2Rail” to establish a closer cooperation with the major European Research Program Shift2Rail ( 

We will start with an introduction to Shift2Rail by Carlo Borghini, Executive Director of the European Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking, with a particular focus on the evolution of automation in the European railway systems in order to maximize the performance of the current infrastructure in terms of capacity, lifecycle cost reductions and punctuality. In this respect, railway automation and digitalization rely on the performance and contributions of critical subsystems, where the braking systems has a major role. The R&I work started with a bottom-up technological approach in S2R has evolved during the years with the introduction of a system integrated approach, to ensure that all critical elements deliver together a functional performance that will contribute to deliver sustainable mobility, with rail playing a major role.

The Panel will then see 3 technical presentations from Wabtec, Knorr-Bremse and SNCF linked to research topics of Shift2Rail.

The panel will be rounded off by a Round Table with Carlo Borghini and the speakers of the technical presentations, moderated by Roberto Tione (Wabtec) and Johannes Gräber (Knorr-Bremse) giving the audience the opportunity to ask questions, draw conclusions and discuss future steps.

Chair: Roberto Tione, WABTEC-Faively; Chair: Johannes Gräber, Knorr-Bremse

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