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The European railway system of 2050: What is needed and how can Shift2Rail contribute?

Most people agree that railways have an important role to play in a future sustainable transport system. Rail transport has a number of system inherent advantages like low energy usage and high transport capacity.
However, there is also a common perception that the full potential of rail transport is not used today. The European Commission is pushing for a change in the European transport system, by funding the large research programme Shift2Rail. This programme has been running for some years, and is right now planning for a possible continuation. As part of this the railway community is developing visions for how a railway system of the future as a backbone of the transport system could look like.

Tid: On 2019-05-22 kl 13.00 - 17.00

Plats: KTH room Q1, Malvinas väg 4, Stockholm

The spring seminar of the KTH Railway Group will look towards Europe this year. Presentations include the two largest European train operators as well as two major rolling stock suppliers. Vision documents that are developed by the European Rail Research Advisory Council (ERRAC) – both for 2030 and 2050 - will be resented and exemplified. Examples from both passenger and freight transport will be given. Results from current Shift2Rail projects are presented and we will finish by introducing a possible solution for real ntermodal transport. As usual, after the presentations there will be time for discussion with all presenters, first in a panel discussion and then during mingle.


13.00 Registration
13.15 Welcome and Introduction, Sebastian Stichel, Director KTH Railway Group
13.25 How is the future Railway System going to look like? Vision 2030 and 2050.
Examples for freight transport. Ulrich Meuser, Deutsche Bahn AG, Digitalisation
and Technology Board Division
13.55 The SNCF vision of future Railway Transport. From a system point of view to the passenger transport. Christophe Cheron, SNCF – Innovation and Research
14.25 Future Traction System, from Vision to Reality – creating sustainable value at
sustainable cost. Magnus Forsén, Head of Propulsion Product Engine. Bombardier Transportation, Västerås, Sweden
14.55 Coffee break
15.20 How can active suspension reduce cost in rail vehicles. Rickard Persson, KTH
Royal Institute of Technology, Rail Vehicles.
15.45 One4all. Mini pods for maximal intermodality. Jürgen Schlaht. Siemens AG,
Mobility Division, Innovation Management.
16.15 Panel discussion with all presenters. Moderator: Sebastian Stichel.
17.00 End of the seminar.

After the seminar you are all invited to continue the discussions, enjoying a glass of beer/wine and something light to eat.


Registration before May 10, Email: railwaygroup@kth.se

Innehållsansvarig:Kommunikation SCI
Tillhör: Skolan för teknikvetenskap (SCI)
Senast ändrad: 2019-05-24