Josef Doppelbauer | Executive Director
European Union Agency for Railways

Josef Doppelbauer, Executive Director, European Union Agency for Railways

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.

Josef DOPPELBAUER joined Bombardier Transportation in December 2002, first working in the Rail Control Solutions division, where he held several positions in Engineering, Sales, and as President. In 2008, he moved on to the global headquarters of Bombardier Transportation in Berlin. From July 2008 to June 2012, he was appointed Vice President Project Management, and from July 2008 to December 2013, Chief Technical Officer responsible for leading the standardization of processes, tools and products, product safety and critical projects support. Between January 2014 and December 2014, Josef DOPPELBAUER held the position of Vice President Research and Technology at Bombardier Transportation.

Josef DOPPELBAUER has 25 years of experience in key aspects of railway technology, including signalling and control command systems.

Josef is married and father of two sons, his private interests include classical music, photography, and soft sports (hiking, cycling, ski).


Rail Live 2020 - 31st March @ 11:45

Presentation of the EC green deal and the role of the ERA

Rail Live 2020 - 1st April @ 17:35

Are we able to create infrastructure that can act as the pivot for the digitally-connected transport industry of the future?

  • How can we develop rail infrastructure that is not only safe but also ready to make best use of the onslaught of technology across passenger and freight rail?
  • Where are the key focus areas in order to prepare urban and long-distance infrastructure for the liberalization of the global rail market?
  • Developing flexible, smart infrastructure that is able to incorporate new technology, applications and software.
  • How can we develop to seamlessly cooperate with other stakeholders within the transport sector and beyond.
  • The ever-changing mind-set of rail company management and the role of client-based performance thinking
last published: 05/Mar/20 15:15 GMT

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