In March of this year the partnership held its ‘kick-off’ meeting in Belfast, Northern Ireland. At the time, Belfast was celebrating 100 years since the launch of the famous Titanic liner. It was appropriate that 100 years after the luxurious liner was built and launched in Belfast, that the partnership was also celebrating the launch of a project about transportation, interoperability and intermodality. Ironically, despite all our advances, all of the problems around these issues still exist 100 years later. The good news is that the BATTERIE project is all about resolving them!