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Next Generation Train Control

Objective

The main scope of this Next Generation Train Control (NGTC) project is to analyse the commonality and differences of required functionality for mainline and urban lines and develop the convergence of both ETCS and CBTC systems, determining the level of commonality of architecture, hardware platforms, and system design that can be achieved. This will be accomplished by building on the experience of ETCS and its standardised train protection kernel, where the different manufacturers can deliver equipment based on the same standardised specifications and by using the experience the suppliers have gained by having developed very sophisticated and innovative CBTC systems around the world
The goal is not to develop a system of ‘one size fits all’, but to make progress for all railway domains in terms of increasing the commonality in system design and hardware, with various benefits like increasing economies of scale for suppliers, and amongst other things for customers increasing the competition between suppliers, based on standardised functions and interfaces.
On top of the synergy of both systems, the NGTC project will aim to apply new technologies to the new train control system. Based on worldwide market driven requirements, NGTC proposes research work on Satellite positioning, the further development of IP based radio communication and a system approach to the moving block concept that is inexistent at the moment. If necessary proposed modifications of the ERTMS message structure will be provided, to make it a scalable solution including urban applications, while maintaining the backward compatibility with the Baseline 3 ETCS message specifications

Call for proposal

FP7-SST-2013-RTD-1
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

UNION DES INDUSTRIES FERROVIAIRES EUROPEENNES - UNIFE
Address
Avenue Louise 221
1050 Bruxelles
Belgium
Activity type
Other
EU contribution
€ 640 297,35
Administrative Contact
Paulina Pineda (Ms.)

Participants (21)

RINA CONSULTING SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 441 606,75
Address
Via Cecchi 6
16129 Genova
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Elisabetta Noce (Mrs.)
DIMETRONIC SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 254 180
Address
Avda De Castilla Edificio Grecia 2
28830 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Antonio Planells (Mr.)
THALES TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 106 950
Address
Thalesplatz 1
71254 Ditzingen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Thomas Haecker (Mr.)
ALSTOM BELGIUM SA
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 456 394
Address
Rue Cambier Marcinelle 50-52
6001 Charleroi
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Vincent Passau (Mr.)
BOMBARDIER TRANSPORTATION SWEDEN AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 365 659,50
Address
Ostra Ringvagen 2
721 73 Vasteras
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Roland Kuhn (Mr.)
UNION INTERNATIONALE DES TRANSPORTS PUBLICS
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 630 093,80
Address
Rue Sainte Marie 6
1080 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Caroline Hoogendoorn (Mrs.)
FERROCARRIL METROPOLITA DE BARCELONA SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 169 633
Address
Carrer 60 Zona Franca 21-23
08040 Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Michael Pellot (Mr.)
SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
Germany
EU contribution
€ 277 818,10
Address
Werner-von-siemens-str. 1
80333 Munchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Christian Pawelski
HITACHI RAIL STS SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 409 302
Address
Via Mantovani 3/5
16151 Genova
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Sonia Caviglia (Ms.)
REGIE AUTONOME DES TRANSPORTS PARISIENS
France
EU contribution
€ 392 341
Address
Quai De La Rapee 54 Lac B71
75012 Paris
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Antonio Galante (Mr.)
GEIE DES UTILISATEURS D'ERTMS
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 771 899
Address
Rue Froissart 123-133
1040 Bruxelles
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Matteo Leonardi (Mr.)
SOCIETE NATIONALE SNCF

Participation ended

France
EU contribution
€ 24 577,25
Address
2 Place Aux Etoiles
93200 St Denis
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Gilles Dalmas (Mr.)
LONDON UNDERGROUND LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 184 857
Address
Broadway, 55
SW1H 0BD London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Tom Page (Mr.)
CAF SIGNALLING S.L
Spain
EU contribution
€ 93 608
Address
Calle Juan Fermin Gilisagasti 4 Planta 2
20018 San Sebastian
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Manuel Villalba (Mr.)
AZD PRAHA SRO
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 101 313,50
Address
Zirovnicka 3146/2, Zabehlice
106 00 Praha
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Michal Pavel (Mr.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET DRESDEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 328 890
Address
Helmholtzstrasse 10
01069 Dresden
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sven Kreigenfeld (Mr.)
NAVECOM SARL
France
EU contribution
€ 161 324
Address
Rue Du Plaimont 2
91430 Igny
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Yves Robin-Jouan (Mr.)
INGENIERIA Y ECONOMIA DEL TRANSPORTE SME MP SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 100 059
Address
Paseo De La Habana 138
28036 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Antonio Casares Ruiz (Mr.)
THALES SIX GTS FRANCE SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 380 866,50
Address
Avenue Des Louvresses 4
92230 Gennevilliers
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Virginie Couderq (Ms.)
THALES CANADA INC
Canada
Address
Moatfield Drive 105 Suite 100
M3B 0A4 Toronto
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
David Dimmer (Mr.)
SNCF
France
EU contribution
€ 69 363,25
Address
2 Place Aux Etoiles
93200 Saint Denis
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Christophe Cheron (Mr.)