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Dr. Josef Doppelbauer (ERA): “The future of rail transport in Europe”

Towards a sustainable and safe railway system without frontiers.

On Wednesday, May 10 at 11:00 (EEST), Travel Insights features Dr. Josef Doppelbauer, Executive Director of the European Union Agency for Railways (ERA) on the topic of ‘The future of rail transport in Europe: Towards a sustainable and safe railway system without frontiers”.

Josef Doppelbauer joined the Agency in January 2015. His mission is to further consolidate the role and responsibilities of the European Union Agency for Railways to become a world leader in railway safety.

Before leading the Agency, Josef Doppelbauer held managerial positions at Bombardier Transportation. Since the early 1990’s, he has been involved with the development of the European Rail Transport Management System (ERTMS). From 2012 to 2014, he was chairman of the European Rail Research Advisory Committee (ERRAC), the European technology platform of the rail sector. From 2011 to 2014, he was also the chairman of the Steering Committee of the Joint Technology Initiative Shift2Rail.

Josef Doppelbauer holds a degree and a doctorate, both in Physics. He started his career at the Alcatel Research Centre in Vienna, Austria, where in 1997 he became Technical Director. In 2001, he moved to Paris to become Chief Technical Officer for Alcatel Transport Automation Solutions.

Dr. Doppelbauer is the best person to give us his insights into ‘The future of rail transport in Europe: Towards a sustainable and safe railway system without frontiers’

ERA, as an European Union (EU) agency, is governed by EU public law but operates independently from the EU Institutions (Council, Parliament, Commission etc.) and has its own legal personality. The European Commission is, however, a crucial institutional stakeholder for ERA and a partner in the implementation of its mandate. ERA closely cooperates with national safety authorities, national investigation bodies and representative bodies in the frame of networks and workgroups.

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