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PANTOgraph and catenary interaction Total Regulatory Acceptance for the Interoperable Network

Objective

The current interoperability approval process for new High Speed and Conventional railway vehicles in Europe is a very long and costly process. The Technical Specifications for Interoperability provide common regulations for the homologation of new rolling stock but do not directly eliminate the current burdens regarding new vehicle approval on each network. In this context, the pantograph/catenary system represents one of the major barriers to rolling stock interoperability. Indeed, each country has developed its own overhead line equipment leading to different catenary designs with variations in mechanical properties. A unified approval method is a key subject that must be addressed to provide a competitive railway system. Hence, PANTOTRAIN proposes to transfer the pantograph/catenary certification from current line testing towards laboratory testing and simulation. This will improve pantograph interoperability, increase train performances on the existing infrastructure and achieve considerable costs and time savings for the homologation of new pantographs The project is part of the TRIO-TRAIN cluster (Total Regulatory Acceptance for the Interoperable Network) which comprises 3 related projects dealing with key railway interoperability issues: Aerodynamics (AEROTRAIN), Railway Dynamics and Track Interaction (DYNOTRAIN) and Pantograph/Catenary Interaction (PANTOTRAIN) all submitted under the 2nd Call of the FP7. The objective of these projects is to propose an innovative methodology via a computer simulation/virtual homologation that will allow multi-system network and route approval in Europe to become a faster, cheaper and better process for all involved stakeholders. Therefore the success of the TRIOTRAIN cluster will lead to a time reduction for relevant parts of the certification process from 24 to 6 months; an 80% saving in effort for the acceptance of a new vehicle already accepted in an other country and an estimated financial saving of €20-50 Million/year

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/mathematics/applied mathematics/mathematical model

Call for proposal

FP7-SST-2008-RTD-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

UNION DES INDUSTRIES FERROVIAIRES EUROPEENNES - UNIFE
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Avenue Louise 221
1050 Bruxelles
Belgium
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Other
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€ 137 078,70
Administrative Contact
Ross Hanley (Mr.)

Participants (15)

ALSTOM TRANSPORT SA
France
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€ 176 024
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48 Rue Albert Dhalenne
93400 Saint Ouen
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Daniel Cadet (Dr.)
BOMBARDIER TRANSPORTATION GMBH
Germany
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€ 110 549,50
Address
Eichhornstrasse 3
10785 Berlin
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Roland Wolf (Mr.)
STEMMANN-TECHNIK GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 79 863,50
Address
Quendorferstrasse 34
48465 Schuttorf
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Stephan Elmer (Mr.)
SOCIETE NATIONALE SNCF
France
EU contribution
€ 179 401,50
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2 Place Aux Etoiles
93200 St Denis
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jean-Jacques Thomas (Dr.)
RAIL SAFETY AND STANDARDS BOARD LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 147 452,85
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The Helicon 1 South Place
EC2M 2RB London
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Other
Administrative Contact
Stephen Mills (Mr.)
POLITECNICO DI MILANO
Italy
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€ 363 795
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Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
20133 Milano
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Simonetta Danesi (Ms.)
INSTITUTO SUPERIOR TECNICO
Portugal
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€ 288 939,15
Address
Avenida Rovisco Pais 1
1049-001 Lisboa
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Teresa Malhoa (Dr.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA LA SAPIENZA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 78 750
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 5
00185 Roma
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Enrico Rolle (Prof.)
UNION INTERNATIONALE DES CHEMINS DE FER
France
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€ 40 390,80
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Rue Jean Rey 16
75015 Paris
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Other
Administrative Contact
Aline Wego (Ms.)
NETWORK RAIL INFRASTRUCTURE LIMITED
United Kingdom
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€ 18 387,50
Address
1 Eversholt Street
NW1 2DN London
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Other
Administrative Contact
Barnatt Neil (Mr.)
AYMING
France
EU contribution
€ 91 487
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185 Avenue Des Gresillons
92622 Gennevilliers Cedex
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Céline Secchi (Ms.)
CONTACT S.R.L.
Italy
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€ 54 812
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Via G. Porzio Is.e3
80143 Napoli
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Francesca Lacala (Ms.)
ASSOCIACAO PORTUGUESA PARA A NORMALIZACAO E CERTIFICACAO FERROVIARIA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 23 580
Address
Rua Eng Ferreira De Mesquita Edificio Cp Bloco B 1 1
1099 35 Lisboa
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Other
Administrative Contact
Eduardo Correia (Mr.)
DEUTSCHE BAHN AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 343 088
Address
Potsdamer Platz 2
10785 Berlin
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Gunnar Baumann (Ms.)
INGENIERIA Y ECONOMIA DEL TRANSPORTE SME MP SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 32 770,50
Address
Paseo De La Habana 138
28036 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Eduardo Marcos