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Urban rail infrastructure

Objective

This four year research project aims at developing, testing and validating innovative products for urban rail track infrastructure, in full accordance with the ERRAC 2020 vision: high capacity, reliability, high comfort & safety, easy access, seamless travel. Building blocks and a comprehensive toolbox will be developed.

They are categorised in 3 classes:
- innovative new products & solutions: prefabricated track modules, green tram tracks, embedded metro tracks, alternative low cost tracks for floating slab in tunnel & at grade;
- innovative new methods: innovative track installation methods, automated track installation, fast renewal & refurbishment methods, cost/benefit analysis method for infra works, preventive & predictive maintenance methods, techniques for reducing wear in curves & turnouts;
- harmonised reference documents: standard for 'Rail Transit Track Inspection and Maintenance', LCC calculation method, functional performance specifications.

The building blocks will be integrated into a family of solutions in function of the track type (metro, tram shared, tram segregated) & in function of the network's specific needs. Validation will be carried out in ten networks (each validating another type of infrastructure or solution). The evaluation will be based on criteria such as availability & cost. By validating the developed solutions also in Asia and South America, dissemination in emerging markets is ensured, creating worldwide opportunities for the European urban railway industry.

The project is driven by the network operators. There are network operators (eight), research institutes, engineering companies & industry from ten different countries. Partner UNIFE & UITP will disseminate towards their members.

Call for proposal

FP6-2005-TRANSPORT-4
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Funding Scheme

IP - Integrated Project

Coordinator

DYNAMICS, STRUCTURES AND SYSTEMS INTERNATIONAL
Address
Jules Vandenbemptlaan 71
Heverlee
Belgium

Participants (27)

ALSTOM TRANSPORT
France
Address
3, Avenue André Malraux
Levallois-perret
BREMEN STRASSENBAHN AG
Germany
Address
Flughafendamm 12
Bremen
COMPOSITE DAMPING MATERIALS
Belgium
Address
Reutenbeek 9-11
Overijse
TECNOLOGIA E INVESTIGACION FERROVIARIA, S.A.
Spain
Address
Capitán Haya, 1
Madrid
CONSEJERIA DE OBRAS PUBLICAS Y TRANSPORTES
Spain
Address
Diego Martínez Barrio, 10
Sevilla
AUTRE PORTE TECHNIQUE GLOBAL, INC
Philippines
Address
1052 Edsa Magallanes Village
Makati City
POLITECNICO DI MILANO
Italy
Address
Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci, 32
Milano
STELLENBOSCH UNIVERSITY
South Africa
Address
Victoria Road
Matieland
LONDON BUS SERVICES LTD.
United Kingdom
Address
172 Buckingham Palace Road
London
FERROCARRIL METROPOLITA DE BARCELONA
Spain
Address
Carrer 60, N°21-23, Sector A, Zona Franca
Barcelona
TRANSPORT TECHNOLOGIE CONSULT KARLSRUHE GMBH
Germany
Address
Gerwigstraße 53
Karlsruhe
UNIVERSITEIT HASSELT
Belgium
Address
Agoralaan - Gebouw D
Diepenbeek
INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF PUBLIC TRANSPORT
Belgium
Address
Rue Sainte Marie 6
Brussels
ASSOCIATION OF EUROPEAN RAILWAY INDUSTRIES
Belgium
Address
Avenue Louise 221/11
Brussels
VERKEHRSBETRIEBE KARLSRUHE
Germany
Address
Tullastrasse 71
Karlsruhe
FRITSCH CHIARI & PARTNER
Austria
Address
Diesterweggasse 3
Vienna
METRO DE MADRID
Spain
Address
C/ Cavanilles N°58
Madrid
TRENDS ENGENHARIA E TECNOLOGIA
Brazil
Address
Rua Cubatao 60, Paraiso
Sao Paulo
ALFA PRODUCTS & TECHNOLOGIES
Belgium
Address
Mechelsevest 18/0301
Leuven
DIE INGENIEURWERKSTATT GESELLSCHAFT FÜR LIFECYCLE-ENGINEERING MBH
Germany
Address
Eltviller Landstrasse 24
65346 Eltville
INSTITUT FÜR AGRAR- UND STADTÖKOLOGISCHE PROJEKTE AN DER HUMBOLDT ZU BERLIN, TRÄGER: A.S.P. E.V.
Germany
Address
Invalidenstraße 42
Berlin
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE SUR LES TRANSPORTS ET LEUR SÉCURITÉ
France
Address
2, Avenue Du Général Malleret-joinville
Arcueil Cedex
INSTITUT NATIONAL DES SCIENCES APPLIQUÉES DE LYON
France
Address
20, Avenue Albert Einstein
Villeurbanne
RÉGIE AUTONOME DES TRANSPORTS PARISIENS
France
Address
54, Quai De La Rapée
Paris Cedex 12
SOCIÉTÉ DES TRANSPORTS INTERCOMMUNAUX DE BRUXELLES
Belgium
Address
Avenue De La Toison D'or 15'
Brussels
STUDIENGESELLSCHAFT FÜR UNTERIRDISCHE VERKEHRSANLAGEN E.V.
Germany
Address
Mathias-brueggen-strasse 41
Koeln
UNIVERSITÉ CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN
Belgium
Address
Place De L'université 1
Louvain-la-neuve