Information published on 4 September 2018 in the UIC electronic newsletter "UIC eNews" Nr 612.

ERRAC, the Technology Platform for the rail sector in Europe, will participate in InnoTrans 2018

The European Rail Research Advisory Council (ERRAC) plans joint participation with Shift2Rail at InnoTrans 2018 to showcase the railway sector’s new Rail 2050 Vision and to exchange ideas with the other stakeholders on multimodal topics.

The European Rail Research Advisory Council (ERRAC) will be present at InnoTrans 2018, the leading international trade fair for transport technology, which takes place every two years in Berlin. This major event provides the railway sector with an opportunity to showcase its latest innovative developments and technologies.

With a view to building the railways of tomorrow, InnoTrans 2018 will be a chance to test the transport system described in Rail Vision 2050 against the upcoming innovative products developed by, among others, Shift2Rail, on display at the fair. Also, given its technical platform role, ERRAC will pay particular attention to knowledge collection and sharing among its stakeholders.

With five different trade fair segments (Railway Technology, Railway Infrastructure, Public Transport, Interiors and Tunnel Construction) there is a lot of ground to cover and many people for the ERRAC representatives to meet and we are looking forward to participating in this very significant event!

ERRAC was set up with the ambitious goal of creating a single European body with both the competence and capability to help evolve the European rail sector and make it more competitive, by fostering increased innovation and guiding research efforts at European level.

Within ERRAC, all major rail stakeholders are gathered including: railway undertakings, infrastructure managers, manufacturers, the European Commission, the European Union Agency for Railways, EU Member States, academics and users’ groups. ERRAC covers all forms of rail transport: from conventional, high speed and freight applications to urban and regional services.

For further information please contact the ERRAC Secretariat: brennan@uic.org or nicolas.furio@unife.org

Web address: www.errac.org