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Technical Innovation Circle for Rail Freight Transport (TIS)


Working together in TIS serves to strengthen the innovative power of the rail freight transport sector, and especially the potential for innovative freight wagons, in order to tap into growth opportunities for rail freight transportation as a whole.

The Technical Innovation Circle for Rail Freight Transport pursues the objectives to identify relevant basic innovations to meet or support the following functionalities: Low-noise, Lightweight, Long-running, Logistics-enabled, Life-cycle-cost-oriented

Devising migration strategies for basic innovations is an essential part of the TIS project. It is clear to all TIS participants that the only key to success is a joint sectoral approach that brings together shippers, wagon keepers, railway undertakings and the wagon manufacturing industry. It is also very important to involve associations and political decision-makers. The wagon keepers in the Technical Innovation Circle for Rail Freight Transport are especially conscious of their responsibility to play a significant role in initiating and managing this process.