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FR8HUB

For the first time, a comprehensive European grasp of the railways is being taken through the Shift2Rail initiative. Nearly SEK 9 billion is being invested from the EU and the industry for the purpose of developing the rail system to meet tomorrow's needs.

Part of the Horizon 2020 project, Shift2Rail will run up until 2023. With 71 member organizations working in six innovation programs, the Swedish Transport Administration is taking part as a Swedish partner and one of the founding members.

The FR8HUB project is a component of the major vision in Shift2Rail. The project will work on improving methods and approached for increasing the interaction between the rail network and the sorting yards.  It will also work on creating simpler information flows through the Intelligent Video Gate concept and developing sensor technology that communicate the need for preventive maintenance on wagon bogies. 

The FR8HUB project will work on both technological development and strategies for how to succeed, from a business and logistics perspective, in implementing the technologies in the market. 

The project being created is a complex one. It is a multi-year project consisting of many European companies, with a large budget to facilitate rapid technological development. At the same time, there are many parallel projects under way and an all-embracing organization, Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking, that require collaboration. This structure is necessary to ensure that the rapid development that is always taking place is built on previous experience.

Read more on the FR8HUB website

Facts

Project start: 2017
Partners and funders: 71 member organization
Website:  FR8HUB