Extracts from the press conference by Siim Kallas, on the Railway package
On 16 December 2013, Siim Kallas, Vice-President of the EC in charge of Transport, announced during a press conference that the European Commission adopted "Shift2Rail", a new public-private partnership to invest just under €1 billion in research and innovation to get more passengers and freight onto Europe's railways.
"Shift2Rail" is an ambitious public-private partnership which will manage a 7-year work programme of targeted research and innovation to support the development of better rail services in Europe. It will develop and accelerate the bringing to market of technological breakthroughs. PHOTO SHOTLIST