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Inherently secure blast resistant and fire safe metro vehicles

Objective

"Aim

Increased safety and security of metro vehicles from terrorist attacks by explosives and firebombs through materials choices and design, thereby increasing resilience and reducing the impact of attacks on passengers, staff, infrastructure and property.
Objectives

The SecureMetro project will consider threats from conventional explosives and firebombs. The four project objectives are:

1. To increase metro vehicle resilience to terrorist bomb blast through selection of vehicle materials and structural design. This will reduce injuries from fragments of vehicle materials and improve structural integrity in blast situations, offering greater security to passengers and staff. This includes enhancing the ability of a vehicle to remain on the track and keep moving so that underground rescue is not required. Contribution to structural integrity standard EN12663 will allow wide and interoperable implementation of vehicles offering security by design.

2. To increase security against a firebomb attack through design of fire barriers and fire suppression technology while also contributing to passenger safety from accidental or vandalism fires. Design of features to prevent the spread of fire and fumes will contribute to standards compliance (prEN 45545 and TS 45545) for fire protection of railway vehicles.

3. Through increasing resilience of vehicles to blast and fire attacks and reduced damage to adjacent vehicles and infrastructure, speed up recovery following attack, allowing the rail system to ""bounce-back"" to normal operation quickly.

4. Reduce the attractiveness of metro systems as a target for attack by reducing deaths and injuries, increased resilience, reducing economic impact and making recovery faster. This will be achieved through wide dissemination of the findings of SecureMetro, and promotion of transfer to high speed rail of the vehicle design and technology developed for metro systems."

Call for proposal

FP7-SST-2008-RTD-1
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Funding Scheme

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

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
Address
Kings Gate
NE1 7RU Newcastle Upon Tyne
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 738 980
Administrative Contact
Nicola Dolman (Ms.)

Participants (10)

Bombardier Transport France
France
EU contribution
€ 32 500
Address
Place Des Ateliers 1
Crespin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
John Roberts (Prof.)
EXPLOSIVOS ALAVESES SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 135 897
Address
Avenida Del Partenon 16
28042 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Susana Villegas (Ms.)
STAMTECH SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 358 080
Address
Via Venti Settembre 18/5
16121 Genova
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Stefania Amadio (Ms.)
ISTITUTO AFFARI INTERNAZIONALI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 100 464
Address
Via Angelo Brunetti 9
00186 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Rossella Cazzato (Dr.)
REGIE AUTONOME DES TRANSPORTS PARISIENS
France
EU contribution
€ 89 720
Address
Quai De La Rapee 54 Lac B71
75012 Paris
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Afida Kerdouci (Ms.)
FUNDACION DE LOS FERROCARRILES ESPANOLES
Spain
EU contribution
€ 158 400
Address
C Santa Isabel 44
28012 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Milagros Conde Calvo (Ms.)
SUNCOVE SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 245 186
Address
Poligono Industrial Ibarrea S/n
31800 Alsasua
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Juan Manuel Vicente (Mr.)
METRO DE MADRID SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 64 000
Address
Calle Cavanilles 58
28007 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Antonio De Santiago (Mr.)
FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 429 310
Address
Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Gipuzkoa Paseo Mikeletegi 2
20009 Donostia/san Sebastian (Gipuzkoa)
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ane Irazustabarrena (Ms.)
INSTITUT FRANCAIS DES SCIENCES ET TECHNOLOGIES DES TRANSPORTS, DE L'AMENAGEMENT ET DES RESEAUX
France
EU contribution
€ 358 177
Address
Boulevard Isaac Newton 14 Cite Descartes 14-20
77447 Marne La Vallee Cedex 2
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
El Miloudi El Koursi (Mr.)