18.05.2020 12:12

Meeting with Carlo Borghini at PKP S.A.

A meeting with Carlo Borghini, the Director General of Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking (S2R JU) was held at the seat of PKP S.A. on 11 March. The aim of the meeting was to discuss the role of Poland as a key S2R JU partner integrating Eastern Europe with the West of Europe in order to develop a unified railway system.

At the invitation of Mirosław Antonowicz, PKP S.A. Board Member, the Railway Research Institute was represented by dr Eliza Wawrzyn. The other participants included representatives of Road and Bridge Research Institute (IBDiM), Motor Transport Institute (ITS). These institutes make up POLTRIN network, which is due to be PKP S.A. cooperation partner. Moreover, the other participants represented the Centre for EU Transport Projects, Central Transportation Hub, National Contact Point for Research Programmes of the European Union, Łukasiewicz Centre and PKP Informatyka.

Due to the coronavirus threat, the meeting was organized as a video conference in English.

Carlo Borghini presented general assumptions and structure of the current Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking as well as the plan and estimated agenda of its continuation. S2R JU in the new financial perspective will be replaced by European Institutional Partnership named Transforming Europe’s Rail System, commonly called Shift2Rail2.