Accelerating rail innovation through collaboration
The European railway system is innovating at a fast pace. Technology is developed and implemented all over the continent to promote a freight shift from road to rail to achieve the Green Deal initiated by the European Union. Rail Sweden aims to solve the challenges the railway is facing, and accelerate the progress in both the EU and Sweden, to ensure a sustainable future.
Rail Sweden is a neutral project collaborator focusing on the big challenges the European railway has to overcome to achieve crucial advances to make sure this transportation mode will always be state of the art. We do this by taking part in large projects focusing on innovations within automation and digitalisation to increase the railway's capacity and efficiency. We specially focus on the development and application of digital automatic couplers that will be a game changer in the freight transport arena.
The programme is hosted by Lindholmen Science Park and financed by Trafikverket. We were previously a part of CLOSER, but in order to focus more deeply on railway technology - we became a stand alone programme.