FR8RAIL III is an innovation project within Shift2Rail designed to further develop railway technologies in order to achieve the objectives highlighted in Shift2Rail’s strategic plan.
FR8RAIL III began in September 2019 and will proceed until August 2022 with a budget of €13 million. Among other things, the project aims to generate involvement from stakeholders, promote railway research and innovation and develop demonstration projects in interested member countries.
CLOSER will contribute to the project by not only assisting with neutral and independent management and the facilitation of research and innovation but also by making the results more inclusive outside of Shift2Rail and helping outsiders gain a better understanding of the results and the opportunities that the results of FR8RAIL III will make possible.
This project has received funding from the Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking (JU) under grant agreement No 881778. The JU receives support from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme and the Shift2Rail JU members other than the Union.