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Make Rail The Hope for protecting Nature

Objective

MARATHON aims at extracting the maximum productivity from the existing rail infrastructure for producing efficiency, reducing operating costs and attracting new traffic to rail.
This represents a market requirement for producing efficiency, reducing operating costs and attracting new traffic to rail. In fact, due to its fragmentation, the railway system efficiency is created through harmonisation and standardisation of the operating rules generating uniformity in the EU Rail Freight space as far as allowed by the existing infrastructure. In pursuing this overall objective the fast implementation of technologies and business solutions capable of delivering operational and visible cost effective results, is a fundamental improvement.
MARATHON project is scheduled to prove a business case by demonstrating the effectiveness of the introduction up to market uptake of longer and heavier trains on a selected high-volume Trans European freight corridor. This would be achieved taking into account that the upgrade of the maximum speed for freight trains on currently constrained line sections up to 100/120 km/h with old or new generation wagons secures better trains’ paths for improved service performance. In fact, the bundling of volumes combining conventional and intermodal traffic whenever applicable between large scale terminals/hubs/yards is expected to generate the critical mass to foster the industrialized production of advanced rail freight services. This would be supported by the ability to rejuvenate the system by adopting management, booking, trains priorities and emergency management tools.
MARATHON would become an example for an extension to other part of the EU network contributing to create an agreed EU standard, facilitating the adoption of recognised Safety Rules and a step change towards achieving greater effectiveness on Rail Tracks delivering the EU citizens the ultimate results of improving the use of an environment friendly transport modality.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/production economics/productivity
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce

Call for proposal

FP7-SST-2010-RTD-1
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Funding Scheme

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

Coordinator

RINA CONSULTING SPA
Address
Via Cecchi 6
16129 Genova
Italy
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 404 559
Administrative Contact
Valerio Recagno (Mr.)

Participants (17)

NEW OPERA AISBL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 465 698
Address
Rue Montoyer 31
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Franco Castagnetti (Mr.)
ALSTOM TRANSPORT SA
France
EU contribution
€ 179 403
Address
48 Rue Albert Dhalenne
93400 Saint Ouen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Didier Van Den Abeele (Dr.)
TRAFIKVERKET - TRV
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 65 233
Address
Roda Vagen 1
781 89 Borlange
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Malcolm Lundgren (Mr.)
STADLER RAIL VALENCIA SAU
Spain
EU contribution
€ 243 404
Address
Calle Mitxera 6
46550 Albuixech
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Enrique Meseguer (Mr.)
FAIVELEY TRANSPORT ITALIA SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 319 310
Address
Via Volvera 51
10045 Piossasco To
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Laura Giraudi (Dr.)
SCHWEIZER ELECTRONIC AG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 155 289
Address
Industriestrasse 3
6260 Reiden
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Gerhard Jordi (Mr.)
KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 45 714
Address
Brinellvagen 8
100 44 Stockholm
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Stefan östlund (Prof.)
SNCF RESEAU
France
EU contribution
€ 131 196
Address
15-17 Rue Jean-philippe Rameau
93418 La Plaine Saint-denis
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jean-Pierre Orus (Dr.)
SOCIETE NATIONALE DES CHEMINS DE FER BELGES

Participation ended

Belgium
Address
Rue De France 56
1060 Bruxelles
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Eric Peetermans (Mr.)
SOCIETE NATIONALE SNCF
France
EU contribution
€ 314 601
Address
2 Place Aux Etoiles
93200 St Denis
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
François Adroit (Dr.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA TOR VERGATA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 71 712
Address
Via Cracovia 50
00133 Roma
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Massimo Marinelli (Prof.)
UNION INTERNATIONALE DES CHEMINS DE FER
France
EU contribution
€ 27 271
Address
Rue Jean Rey 16
75015 Paris
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Aline Wego (Mrs.)
UNION DES INDUSTRIES FERROVIAIRES EUROPEENNES - UNIFE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 103 912
Address
Avenue Louise 221
1050 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Léa Paties (Ms.)
CERONTECH SAS

Participation ended

France
EU contribution
€ 94 321
Address
Emile Landrin 6
75020 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Juan Carlos Ceron (Mr.)
Kombiverkehr Deutsche Gesellschaft fur kombinierten Guterverkehr mbH & Co KG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 27 848
Address
Zum Laurenburger Hof 76
60594 Frankfurt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Christoph Büchner (Dr.)
FS LOGISTICA SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 4 350
Address
Piazza Della Croce Rossa 1
00161 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Giuseppe Casini (Dr.)
CREATECH SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 46 171
Address
Rue Saint Denis 72
93130 Noisy Le Sec
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Christophe Couturier (Dr.)