The concept underpinning In2Rail is the universal adoption of a whole system approach to create the building blocks for Shift2Rail: Innovative technologies are explored and resulting concepts embedded in a systems framework where infrastructure, information management, maintenance techniques, energy and engineering are integrated, optimised and routinely shared and exploited across the transport sector. In2Rail is fully aligned with Shift2Rail in its objectives, approach and ambition, addressing early research and innovation priorities.

In2Rail deliverables will be positioned between Technology Readiness Levels (TRL) 3 to 5.

In2Rail positioning

In2Rail shares the Shift2Rail objectives and will directly contribute to the achievement of the ambitions of Shift2Rail Innovations Programmes 2 and 3. In2Rail is also linked with other Horizon 2020 Mobility for Growth projects, specifically ROLL²RAIL and IT²RAIL.


This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No: 635900

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Total Budget: €18 million (EU funded)
Project Start Date: 01 May 2015
Project End Date: 30 April 2018 
Duration: 36 months
Partners: 54 


Network Rail
Research, Development & Technology
The Quadrant,
Elder Gate,
Milton Keynes, MK9 1EN
United Kingdom

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