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Use-centric rail freight innovation for Single European Railway Area.

Project description

Innovative technology solutions for the next-generation transport

Increased demand for traffic leading to pollution and climate change as well as quest for energy efficiency are some of the key problems at an EU and global level. Tackling these issues calls for a greater share of transport demand to be taken up by the rail sector over the next few decades. The Shift2Rrail Master Plan was created with the objective to address these challenges. Aiming to reach the goal highlighted in the Shift2Rrail Master Plan, the EU-funded FR8RAIL IV will seek to further develop technologies that upgrade the rail freight sector.


The foreseen research activities are expected to contribute to the creation of a framework for an effective railway for freight as a part of the logistical value chain in a more automated way via intelligent equipment and railway terminals enabling the provision of accurate information to end customers and operators.
The objective of the FR8RAIL IV project is to further develop technologies relevant for the rail freight sector to reach the goal highlighted in the Shift2Rrail Master Plan. The work is partly based on results achieved in the previous projects of the AWP 2015-2019 (FFL4E, ARCC, FR8RAIL I-III, and FR8HUB).
FR8RAIL IV seeks to increase technical readiness of the specific technologies developed through innovation actions up to TRL 7. In the framework of the general challenges highlighted in the S2R Strategic Master Plan, specific challenges consistent with the Annual Work Plan 2020 will be addressed by the FR8RAIL IV project.

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Net EU contribution
€ 1 037 324,91
Linder hohe
51147 Koln

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Nordrhein-Westfalen Köln Köln, Kreisfreie Stadt
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Research Organisations
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Participants (27)