A joint initiative of The Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management, ProRail and NS have been working together for some time to accelerate innovations. The Railcenter in Amersfoort is the place where (future) rail professionals come together. Railcenter works closely with partners such as engineering firms, rail contractors and research and knowledge institutes. At Railcenter, they can jointly study technological and operational issues in their complete coherence
study. In this way, they work together to develop new working methods, innovations and knowledge. In doing so, they aim to make use of a state-of-the-art infrastructure.
The ‘Rail fieldlab 5G’ is located in the Railcenter and provides a dynamic test environment for the rail industry. Here, the parties can experiment and test with a private and full 5G connection.
The fieldlab also acts as a common space for inspiration and knowledge exchange, including during demo days. Here, railway companies, researchers, startups and students join forces for various applications of 5G in the railway world. In this way, innovation on the railways takes on a new dimension, with 5G driving progress and sustainable solutions.