UIC - Focus on FINE2 / Shift2Rail activities

2 November 2021 @ 14:00 - 15:30 pm in CET

Support of UIC Noise and Vibration Sector for Shift2Rail activities

UIC continues to support the development of solutions to make railways more economically efficient and environmentally friendly by participating in Shift2Rail projects and/or holding side events to showcase, promote and support technical solutions and key tools. UIC strives to make railways more innovative by closely examining and discussing technical developments in the sector with its members. Furthermore, UIC’s contribution to the Shift2rail projects will support the global rail community’s efforts to become the backbone of future mobility and enable the development of technology and knowledge exchange to find a more specific solution.
Please visit the FINE project website: https://projects.shift2rail.org/s2r_ipcc_n.aspx?p=fine-2


Governments are encouraged to invest in transport infrastructure while being considerate of sustainable development. Plans for the expansion, improvement and broader adoption of railways are expected to be addressed in many government agendas, especially with the implementation of the European Green Deal. The railway community members continue to work actively in academia, in laboratories and in the field to become a better neighbour by reducing its environmental and health impacts.

Moving European rail forward into the future, the joint undertaking Shift2Rail fosters the introduction of trains that are not only quieter, more comfortable and more dependable but also operate on an innovative rail network. The EU-funded FINE-2 project is forming three workstreams to investigate means of enabling integrated mobility management (I2M), saving energy and reducing inconvenient noise and vibration. Specifically, the Fine-2 project will develop tools to help experts understand the energy saving potential. It will also improve tunnel resistance characteristic methodologies and enhance energy norms to reflect future developments.

In this context, the UIC Noise and Vibration Sector will set up an online webinar to show its support for research activities on noise reduction from railways and to increase incentives for the development of railways to reduce noise at source. Therefore, you are invited to the “UIC - Focus on Fine2” event, to be held online on Tuesday November 2nd from 14 pm to 15:30 pm in CET.


Event highlights will be as follows:

  • Q&A and concluding remarks by Rüdiger Garburg

For more infromation please visit the website of the FINE2 project: This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No: 881791

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Monday 4 October 2021