Shift2Rail is a public-private partnership established under European Union law with a total budget of over 900 million Euro. Its mission is the development of breakthrough rail systems, products and services ready for market. Top technology, system competence and an outstanding digitization level are self-evident prerequisites. Thus Shift2Rail  is essential part of the comprehensive mission to translate the transport policy goals of the Union into action and ensure the best price-quality ratio in public procurement.




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 also represented (through VVAC+) in the Shift2Rail Governing Board.