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Infrastructure Guidelines for Environmental Railway Performance

Objective

InfraGuidER Coordinated Action primary objective is to define the guidelines for developing an effective European method/tool for the environmental impact evaluation of the railway infrastructure (existing and new). Despite a similar process has been already provided for the rolling stock the railway infrastructure is a more complex system where in the last year a “silent” revolution has been performed in order to face the high performances of trains (high speed trains), to attract the freight transport, to reduce the maintenance and operational costs, to comply with the local, regional regulation in terms of environmental impact. To avoid that this revolution will create a great unbalance among regions and to support the know-how and best practices transfer it is important to assess by a consensus process at European level the following items: the current state of environmental performance within the railway sector, and to highlight the criticalities to become effective and practical for the internal Environmental Management system implemented by railway companies and suppliers; the infrastructure functional subsystems and interfaces from the environment point of view; balance of goods in terms of material flow, environmental performance indicators EPIs and relevant ranking. Finally, as result of the three steps, the specification for the environmental part of a sustainability management system is provided and disseminated to end users (railway infrastructure managers and international organisations), to suppliers and academia (through EURNEX poles of excellence). According to this description InfraGuidER will be delivered in four main work packages. Other two work packages related to the management and communication/dissemination of the project are included in order to guarantee and to monitor the quality and effectiveness of the coordination mechanism. InfraGuidER fits with SST.2007.1.2.1 – The greening of transport-specific industrial processes

Call for proposal

FP7-SST-2007-RTD-1
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Funding Scheme

CSA-CA - Coordination (or networking) actions

Coordinator

CONSORZIO NAZIONALE INTERUNIVERSITARIO PER I TRASPORTI E LA LOGISTICA
Address
Via Palestro 95
00185 Roma
Italy
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 126 421
Administrative Contact
Marina Fracchia (Dr.)

Participants (10)

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 183 119,50
Address
Karlsplatz 13
1040 Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Norbert Ostermann (Dr.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 106 901,50
Address
Edgbaston
B15 2TT Birmingham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Robert Fekete (Dr.)
UNION INTERNATIONALE DES CHEMINS DE FER
France
EU contribution
€ 137 548,50
Address
Rue Jean Rey 16
75015 Paris
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Aline Wego (Ms.)
National Railway Company “CFR” SA
Romania
EU contribution
€ 19 367
Address
Dinicu Golescu 38
010873 Bucuresti
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Florin Sincai (Dr.)
OBB-Infrastruktur AG
Austria
EU contribution
€ 57 009,50
Address
Praterstern 3
1020 Wien
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Malin Kotake (Dr.)
NETWORK RAIL INFRASTRUCTURE LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 54 323,50
Address
1 Eversholt Street
NW1 2DN London
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Karl-Eric Pumper (Mr.)
WIENER LINIEN GMBH &CO KG
Austria
EU contribution
€ 66 982
Address
Erdbergstrasse 202
1031 Wien
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Sigrid Buchegger (Ms.)
Eco2Win AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 169 943
Address
Ansgariigatan 17
55466 Jonkoping
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Katharina Neunteufel (Ms.)
Balfour Beatty Rail S.p.A
Italy
EU contribution
€ 93 571,50
Address
Via Lampedusa 13
20141 Milano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Giuseppe Ghilardi (Dr.)
TRAFIKVERKET - TRV
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 123 478
Address
Roda Vagen 1
781 89 Borlange
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Malin Kotake (Dr.)