Welcome to ERRAC

The European Rail Research Advisory Council (ERRAC) was established in 2001 to serve as a much-needed single European body with both the competence and capability to help revitalise the EU’s rail sector and make it more competitive by fostering increased innovation and guiding research efforts at European level. Since its conception, ERRAC has managed to gather all major rail stakeholders in its ranks. The council comprises of 45 representatives from both the sector and outside of it: manufacturers, operators, infrastructure managers, the European Commission, EU Member States, academics and users’ groups. ERRAC covers all forms of rail transport, ranging from conventional, high speed and freight applications to urban and regional services.

Organisation

“ERRAC sets out a progressive view and agenda for how a fully technically transformed railway could become the backbone of mobility and play a much wider role in meeting the needs of European citizens and business as well as protect natural resources and the environment.”

Roland Moser, chairman ERRAC

Mission

The European Rail Research Advisory Council’s (ERRAC) primary objective is to communicate the railway sector’s common Research & Innovation vision to the European institutions and other important stakeholders. By doing so, the council aims to help shape a favourable funding landscape for railway research initiatives that drive innovation via calls for projects and joint undertakings like the influential Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking and its successor programme Europe’s Rail.

Publications

ERRAC News

ERRAC celebrates 20 years of steering rail research in Europe

Interview with new Chair Roland Moser In 2001 ERRAC, the European Rail Research Advisory Council, was founded to help revitalise Europe’s rail sector and make it more competitive by fostering and guiding research and innovation efforts. Since then, ERRAC has welcomed...

ERRAC Plenary highlights research and innovation progress, and welcomes new leadership

Estimated reading time: 3 mn ERRAC is a research platform composed of representatives from each of the major European railway research stakeholders: manufacturers, operators, infrastructure managers, the European Commission, EU Member States, academics and user...

ERRAC Plenary addresses upcoming priorities for rail research

On November 19th the European Rail Research Advisory Council’s second Plenary meeting of 2021 brought together high level representatives from the European Commission, Shift2Rail and the railway sector to discuss rail research priorities in view of the new partnership...

Next Transport Research Arena to be held in Lisbon from 14 to 17 November 2022

The Transport Research Arena (TRA) Conference is the largest event entirely dedicated to European Research and Technology Conference on transport and mobility. Under the motto “Moving together – reimagining mobility worldwide”, TRA Lisbon 2022 will ensure an effective...

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