Roll2Rail intends to carry out the basic research and validation process so as to prove the feasibility (from TRL1 to TRL3) of that subset of key, radical, innovations. Then, higher TRL work will be taken over by the SHIFT2RAIL activities, whose scope includes full technology demonstrators (TRL7).

Positioning of the project

Most of the developments in the scope of Roll2Rail project will achieve TRL 3 or 4. However, the alignment of this project with the long term demonstration program SHIFT2RAIL will bring these technologies up to TRL7. Roll2Rail will impact not only in the specific objectives for rolling stock but also in other areas of the railway system, included in SHIFT2RAIL as Innovation Programmes (IP):

System approach and impact


This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No: 636032

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Total Budget: €16 million (EU funded)
Project Start Date: 1 May 2015
Project End Date: 31 Oct 2017 
Duration: 30 months
Partners: 31 


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