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Workshop Paper / Transport

11th Florence Rail Forum Summary – Digital Single European Railway Area: how do we get there?

Editor(s): BERT Nadia, FINGER Matthias, KUPFER David

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ABSTRACT

The present document summarises the content of the presentations delivered during the 11th Florence Rail Forum, offering short summaries of each presentation, and illustrating the main points made and matters treated.

Presentations were delivered by representatives of different types of stakeholders, who discussed the current status of the current situation of Digitalization of Railways in Europe and reacted to the following initial inputs:

  • Why digitalisation? What are the main benefits that digitalisation will bring to the sector and what are the customers’ expectations?
  • What has been already achieved in terms of digitalization of the railway sector? Examples of digital solutions
  • What are the regulatory challenges posed by digitalization?
  • What are the long-term challenges? Privacy, security, safety, data protection, etc.