The Shift2Rail-Infrastructure-Innovation-Program targets on both cost efficiency and reliable high-capacity by
- improving the operational performance of the track
- establishing integrated measuring and monitoring systems
- developing intelligent asset management strategies
As technology leader voestalpine is an active contributors, member of the Virtual Vehicle Austria Consortium+ and represented (through VVAC+) in the Shift2Rail Governing Board.
EU project “Shift2Rail” - Making railway transport more competitive
In October 2020, voestalpine supplied the ÖBB with two demonstrator turnouts for the EU project “Shift2Rail”. The new high-performance turnouts will reduce downtime and lower costs over the entire life cycle.
In close collaboration with partners ÖBB-Infrastruktur and Getzner Werkstoffe, voestalpine Railway Systems developed a system turnout with innovative features in the areas of frogs, switch rails, mounting system, drive unit, and sleepers. The system is constantly monitored using proven technology and a new innovative sensor and measuring concept. Read more about this project here.