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Living in a sustainable world focused on electrified rail

Objective

LivingRAIL will develop scenarios on the state of living style, cultures, mobility and economic activities in Europe by 2050 and explore a vision on the future role of the environmentally friendly, electrified railways within them.
LivingRAIL will elaborate prospective and normative scenarios investigating possible evolutions leading to a reduction of the environmental harm of transport and in the same time to increase – or at least maintain – our quality of life. The scenarios will be detailed by trends in society, policy, economics, spatial planning, urban development, technology and transport sector operations to gain profound understanding of the sector interrelations. With the help of these detailed assessments the project will elaborate a “railmap” out of alternative pathways to approach the 2050 vision from today’s situation.
Based on today’s best practice the analytical work will investigate how the railways and related transport modes can develop technically and in organisational and operational terms to achieve the 2050 targets and how spatial and urban planning, transport policy and other areas can contribute to achieve the 2050 targets. A broad set of interviews and workshops using visioning and roadmapping techniques will be conducted.
LivingRAIL will foster an intensive dialogue between politics, rail sector, spatial planning actors and civil society to develop jointly technology pathways and feasible organisational options to implement the vision 2050. The target groups: political decision makers, railways, rail supply industry, transportation providers, spatial planning authorities, transport associations, passengers’ organisations and academia will be involved in the dialogue process from the very start. Thus the LivingRAIL results will be checked in the reality and that will substantially increase their practical importance and pave the way towards implementing the finding

Call for proposal

FP7-SST-2012-RTD-1
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Coordinator

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG EV
Address
Hansastrasse 27c
80686 Munchen
Germany

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Maximilian Steiert (Mr.)
EU contribution
€ 207 514

Participants (7)

ALLIANZ PRO SCHIENE EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 190 880
Address
Reinhardtstrasse 18
10117 Berlin

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jolanta Skalska (Mrs.)
TRT TRASPORTI E TERRITORIO SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 146 189
Address
Via Rutilia 10/8
20141 Milano

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Silvia Maffii (Dr.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 129 678
Address
Edgbaston
B15 2TT Birmingham

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
May Chung (Ms.)
MCRIT, S.L
Spain
EU contribution
€ 118 560
Address
Salvador Espriu 83
08005 Barcelona

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Andreu Ulied Seguí (Dr.)
RTCA Rail Technology Cluster Austria – Eisenbahntechnologiecluster Österreich
Austria
EU contribution
€ 79 498
Address
Karlsgasse 5
1040 Wien

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Marit Fochler (Mrs.)
SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
Germany
EU contribution
€ 78 800
Address
Werner-von-siemens-str. 1
80333 Munchen

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Andreas Mehlhorn (Dr.)
SAVEZ ZA ZELJEZNICU UDRUGA
Croatia
EU contribution
€ 34 140
Address
Trnjanska 11f
10000 Zagreb

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ante Klečina (Mr.)