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Integrated RESEARCH: IMPULSE Click here to browse the final summary report

Project Acronym: IMPULSE
Type of contract: Shared Cost
Project title: Interoperable Modular Pilot plants Underlying Logistic System in Europe
Main contractor: KRUPP FÖRDERTECHNIK GMBH
Type organisation: Industry
Country: DE
Start date & duration: 1996-02-01 - 41 months
Area: Integrated
Relevant tasks: 3.1.2 /3.1.3 /3.2.6 /3.2.7
Total cost in kECUs: 4857
Total EU contribution in kECUs: 2470


Objectives of research

Main objectives:

Determining, introducing and recommending focused technical and logistics developments which will result in the increased economic-, management- and technical efficiency of intermodal transport to deliver trans European freight at lower cost, within a quality framework, while meeting the customers' needs. IMPULSE will achieve this through a series of 4 complementary activities designed to : - analyse requirements for integrated terminals and rolling stock in terms of prime elements (market forces, Trans European Network effects, transport modes, intermodal transport units and trunk haul production forms), measured against pertinent criteria including cost effectiveness, interoperability, modularity, availability and reliability. - modify and harmonise existing advanced intermodal terminal technology in use at pilot installations to fit the results of the initial analysis and meet the requirements of the key objective. - test the installations and demonstrate their impact on socio-economic parameters including network operation, intermodal break-even distance, value added services, human behaviour, regional transport flows and environmental conditions. - provide additional recommendations for future implementation policy on intermodal terminals and methods to improve market penetration to all the actors (whether political or operational) involved in intermodal transport. Although the IMPULSE project takes into consideration intermodal transport as a whole, its technical and logistical efforts are focusing on the rail aspects in connection with the other modes : ports, inland waterway and road.

Demo Sites:

Duisburg (D), Trappes (F), Antwerp port (B), Padova (I), Aachen (D), Costamasnaga (I)

Links with other projects, tasks, areas, programmes, policy actions:
IQ and FREIA both Integrated Transport Chains Programme; transport strategy programme : intermodality development


Participants

Organisation Type Country
KRUPP FÖRDERTECHNIK GMBH Industry     DE
FOUNDATION EUROPEAN RAIL RESEARCH INSTITUTE Other     NL
FRAMATOME S.A. Industry     FR
TECHNICATOME S.A. Industry     FR
COSTAMASNAGA S.P.A. Industry     IT
EURETITALIA S.R.L. Industry     IT
EINDGENÖSSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZURICH Education     CH
NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS Education     GR
WAGGONFABRIK TALBOT GMBH Industry     DE
STUDIENGESELLSCHAFT FÜR DEN KOMBINIERTEN VERKEHR E.V. Research Organisation     DE

Coordinator's name: Mr. Georg Schultheis
ThyssenKrupp Fördertechnik GmbH
Address: Marketing Department
Altendorfer Str. 120
D-45131 Essen
Germany
Tel: +49-201-828 4723
Fax: +49-201-828 4820
E-mail: (email removed)


European Commission Contact Point

Name: Mr. Patrick MERCIER-HANDISYDE
Tel: +32-2-2968329
Fax: +32 -2-2954349


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