During the Digital Transport Days, on 9 November 2017, Commissioner Violeta Bulc was presented with the Shift2Rail JU’s newly adopted Multi-Annual Action Plan – Executive View (MAAP Part A). The document highlights in the form of Innovation Capabilities, the solutions that will bring about the most sustainable, cost-efficient, high-performing, time driven, digital, and competitive customer-centred transport mode for Europe, for its citizens and freight business. It ‘translates’ the Shift2Rail JU’s vision into detailed, result-oriented R&I activities, performed in the S2R Programme by the JU Members together with SMEs, Research Centres and Universities.
Being able to present such a momentous document during the Digital Transport Days was especially symbolic considering Shift2Rail JU’s objectives have digitalisation and automation at their core.
Commissioner Bulc has reinforced her support for the Shift2Rail JU and its Programme, highlighting the importance of its Programme delivering cutting-edge R&I results and starting to exhibit them at the InnoTrans 2018.
Overview of the document:
What is in the S2R Master Plan and the S2RMulti-Annual Action Plan?
The S2R MP provides a high-level view of what needs to be done; it explains why and by when. It sets the framework for the research and innovation (R&I) activities to be performed
within and beyond the S2R Programme1 and the deployment activities to be carried out by all operational stakeholders, coordinated to achieve the Single European Railway Area.
The present Shift2Rail Multi Annual Action Plan (MAAP) translates the S2R MP into detailed, result-oriented R&I activities to be performed to start delivering the S2R vision as
from 2014 onwards