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Innovative modular vehicle concepts for an integrated European railway system

Objective

To meet the exacting performance improvements identified in the business scenarios listed in the ERRAC Strategic Rail Research Agenda as overall transport growth (40% for passengers to 7500 billion passenger/km is expected in 2020) and transport demand increase (passenger market share will almost double and market volume will triple in comparison to 2000),reliable,affordable and attractive interoperable rolling stock must become the norm for use on European networks.Within the frame of the two Railway Packages,the High Speed and Conventional Rail Directives are being brought into effect by the publication of Technical Standards for Interoperability (TSIs) and validated via new and improved voluntary norms.The practical implementation of interoperability via these changes often lags considerably behind the legal framework. To avoid the risk of each new train being the subject of independent interpretations of the requirements and built from unproven prototype sub-assemblies interoperable constituents must be defined,validated and promoted at European industry level.That's why,the main European railways systems manufacturers (Ansaldo Breda, Alstom, Siemens and Bombardier),sub-systems suppliers (Knorr-Bremse, Deuta Werke, Lucchini,...) railways operators (SNCF, DB, FS) and Professional associations as UNIFE,UIC,VBD,FIF,ANIE and RIA have decided to join their efforts with high skilled research centres to reach this objective. Initially,the MODTRAIN studies will concentrate on fixed formation passenger trains and Universal Locomotives capable of 200 km/h and more,but as work advances it is hoped to extend this scope to embrace all rolling stock likely to operate over the high speed and conventional interoperable networks. As a starting point the MODTRAIN Integrated Project will define and prove the necessary functional,electrical and mechanical interfaces,and validation procedures necessary to deliver the range of interchangeable modules.

Call for proposal

FP6-2002-TRANSPORT-1
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Funding Scheme

IP - Integrated Project

Coordinator

UNION OF EUROPEAN RAILWAY INDUSTRIES
Address
221 Avenue Louise
Brussels
Belgium

Participants (36)

ALSTOM TRANSPORT SA
France
Address
25 Avenue Kleber
Paris
BOMBARDIER TRANSPORTATION (HOLDINGS) GERMANY GMBH
Germany
Address
Kablower Weg 89
Berlin
SIEMENS AG TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS
Germany
Address
Werner-von-siemens-strasse 67
91050 Erlangen
UNION INTERNATIONALE DES CHEMINS DE FER
France
Address
16, Rue Jean Rey
Paris
ABB SCHWEIZ AG
Switzerland
Address
Ausstrasse
Turgi
FAR SYSTEMS SPA
Italy
Address
Via Fornaci 35
Rovereto (Torino)
FRENSISTEMI SRL
Italy
Address
Via Delle Cupola 112
6281 Florence
KMT-GROUP OY
Finland
Address
Mettalankatu 91
116 Kankaanpaa
KNORR-BREMSE SYSTEME FUR SCHIENENFAHRZEUGE GMBH
Germany
Address
Moosacher Strasse 80
Munchen
DYNAMICS, STRUCTURES & SYSTEMS INTERNATIONAL
Belgium
Address
Jules Vandenbemptlaan 71
Herverlee
LUCCHINI SIDERMECCANICA SPA
Italy
Address
Via Oberdan 1/A
Brescia
POLITECNICO DI MILANO
Italy
Address
Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
Milano
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI FIRENZE
Italy
Address
Via S. Marta 3
Firenze
TECHNISCHER UBERWACHUNGS-VEREIN NORD E.V.
Germany
Address
Grosse Bahnstrasse 31
Hamburg
FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
Address
Hansastrasse 27 C
Munchen
DEUTA WERKE GMBH
Germany
Address
Paffrather Strasse 140
200260 Bergish Gladbach
UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
United Kingdom
Address
6 Kensington Terrace
Newcastle Upon Tyne
TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF BERLIN
Germany
Address
Strasse Des 17. Juni 135
Berlin
INSTITUT FUR ARBEITS-UND SOZIALHYGIENE SIFTUNG
Germany
Address
Steinhauserstrasse 19
Karlsruhe
VIENNA UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, INSTITUTE E330
Austria
Address
Theresianumgasse 27
Vienna
FUNDACIO POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA-UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA
Spain
Address
Placa Eusebi Guell 6
Barcelona
RAILWAY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION
United Kingdom
Address
Headfort Place 22
London
FEDERATION DES INDUSTRIES FERROVIAIRES
France
Address
12 Rue Bixio
Paris
VERBAND DER BAHNINDUSTRIE IN DEUTSCHLAND E.V. (ASSOCIATION OF RAILROAD INDUSTRY IN GERMANY)
Germany
Address
Jagerstrasse 65
Berlin
ANIE FEDERATION
Italy
Address
34 Gattamelata
Milan
GEIE - EUROPEAN RESEARCH CONSORTIUM FOR INFORMATICS AND MATHEMATICS
France
Address
2004, Route Des Lucioles 2004
Sophia Antipolis
INSTITUTO SUPERIOR TECNICO
Portugal
Address
Avenida Rovisco Pais
Lisboa
KNORR BREMSE GMBH
Austria
Address
Beethovengasse 43-45
Mogling
LUMIKKO OY
Finland
Address
Kylmatie 1
304 Seinajoki
DEUTSCHE BAHN AG
Germany
Address
Potsdamer Platz 2
Berlin
TRENITALIA S.P.A.
Italy
Address
Piazza Della Croce Rossa 1
Roma
SOCIETE NATIONALE DES CHEMINS DE FER FRANCAIS
France
Address
Rue Du Commandant Mouchotte - 34
Paris
ALMA CONSULTING GROUP SA
France
Address
Domaine Des Bois D'houlbec
Houlbec Cocherel
ANSALDOBREDA S.P.A.
Italy
Address
Via Argine, 425
Napoli
D'APPOLONIA SPA
Italy
Address
Via San Nazaro 19
Genova
TSB INNOVATIONSAGENTUR BERLIN GMBH
Germany
Address
Fasanenstrasse 85
Berlin