The ultimate goal of the NEAR2
Project is to develop a Rail Research Network along the Trans-Eurasian land bridge, drawing knowledge and expertise from leading institutions and researchers from both continents. The aim of this Network will be to examine issues such as new technologies, interoperability solutions and optimized operations, and to assess market needs. NEAR2
will establish a unique, international, interdisciplinary research capacity with the goal of contributing in advancing a major sector of the regions’ economy, as well as broaden the knowledge basis of the railway research and practice.
The Project will capitalize upon the existing structure and leverage the achievements of the existing European Rail Research Network, EURNEX, and build upon the reservoir of expertise of the project partners. The Network aims to become the resource arm of the relevant industry.
Network of Rail Research Centers includes institutions classified in Working Groups
based on their expertise and according to the 10 EURNEX Poles of Excellence.
Information on all the Institutions, members of the NEAR2 Network is available in the D2.2 “Data Collection Report
The 10 Working Groups