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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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Coordinator

UNION OF EUROPEAN RAILWAY INDUSTRIES
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221 Avenue Louise
Brussels
Belgium

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Participants (36)

ALSTOM TRANSPORT SA
France
Address
25 Avenue Kleber
Paris

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BOMBARDIER TRANSPORTATION (HOLDINGS) GERMANY GMBH
Germany
Address
Kablower Weg 89
Berlin

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SIEMENS AG TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS
Germany
Address
Werner-von-siemens-strasse 67
91050 Erlangen

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UNION INTERNATIONALE DES CHEMINS DE FER
France
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16, Rue Jean Rey
Paris

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ABB SCHWEIZ AG
Switzerland
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Ausstrasse
Turgi

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FAR SYSTEMS SPA
Italy
Address
Via Fornaci 35
Rovereto (Torino)

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FRENSISTEMI SRL
Italy
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Via Delle Cupola 112
6281 Florence

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KMT-GROUP OY
Finland
Address
Mettalankatu 91
116 Kankaanpaa

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KNORR-BREMSE SYSTEME FUR SCHIENENFAHRZEUGE GMBH
Germany
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Moosacher Strasse 80
Munchen

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DYNAMICS, STRUCTURES & SYSTEMS INTERNATIONAL
Belgium
Address
Jules Vandenbemptlaan 71
Herverlee

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LUCCHINI SIDERMECCANICA SPA
Italy
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Via Oberdan 1/a
Brescia

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POLITECNICO DI MILANO
Italy
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Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
Milano

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UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI FIRENZE
Italy
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Via S. Marta 3
Firenze

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TECHNISCHER UBERWACHUNGS-VEREIN NORD E.V.
Germany
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Grosse Bahnstrasse 31
Hamburg

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FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
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Hansastrasse 27 C
Munchen

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DEUTA WERKE GMBH
Germany
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Paffrather Strasse 140
200260 Bergish Gladbach

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UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
United Kingdom
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6 Kensington Terrace
Newcastle Upon Tyne

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TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF BERLIN
Germany
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Strasse Des 17. Juni 135
Berlin

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INSTITUT FUR ARBEITS-UND SOZIALHYGIENE SIFTUNG
Germany
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Steinhauserstrasse 19
Karlsruhe

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VIENNA UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, INSTITUTE E330
Austria
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Theresianumgasse 27
Vienna

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FUNDACIO POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA-UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA
Spain
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Placa Eusebi Guell 6
Barcelona

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RAILWAY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION
United Kingdom
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Headfort Place 22
London

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FEDERATION DES INDUSTRIES FERROVIAIRES
France
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12 Rue Bixio
Paris

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VERBAND DER BAHNINDUSTRIE IN DEUTSCHLAND E.V. (ASSOCIATION OF RAILROAD INDUSTRY IN GERMANY)
Germany
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Jagerstrasse 65
Berlin

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ANIE FEDERATION
Italy
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34 Gattamelata
Milan

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GEIE - EUROPEAN RESEARCH CONSORTIUM FOR INFORMATICS AND MATHEMATICS
France
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2004, Route Des Lucioles 2004
Sophia Antipolis

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INSTITUTO SUPERIOR TECNICO
Portugal
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Avenida Rovisco Pais
Lisboa

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KNORR BREMSE GMBH
Austria
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Beethovengasse 43-45
Mogling

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LUMIKKO OY
Finland
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Kylmatie 1
304 Seinajoki

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DEUTSCHE BAHN AG
Germany
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Potsdamer Platz 2
Berlin

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TRENITALIA S.P.A.
Italy
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Piazza Della Croce Rossa 1
Roma

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SOCIETE NATIONALE DES CHEMINS DE FER FRANCAIS
France
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Rue Du Commandant Mouchotte - 34
Paris

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ALMA CONSULTING GROUP SA
France
Address
Domaine Des Bois D'houlbec
Houlbec Cocherel

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ANSALDOBREDA S.P.A.
Italy
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Via Argine, 425
Napoli

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D'APPOLONIA SPA
Italy
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Via San Nazaro 19
Genova

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TSB INNOVATIONSAGENTUR BERLIN GMBH
Germany
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Fasanenstrasse 85
Berlin

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