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Needs Tailored Interoperable Railway

Objective

The Needs Tailored Interoperable Railway project (NeTIRail-INFRA) focuses on infrastructure challenges affecting the large number of people and the large geographical proportion of Europe (especially recent accession countries) that are served by conventional rail lines. These lines have huge potential for a step change in productivity which must be addressed to ensure economic viability. The work will address growing demand for already busy services, and future growth of under utilised lines, with technical solutions for track, power supply and support of new smart services.

Technical developments in NeTIRail-INFRA will focus on modular infrastructure, i.e. standard designs with multiple application in different locations, thereby reducing planning cycles, enabling a lean design process for new installation and retro-fit. Accompanying economic and social impact research is packaged as decision support tools to implement the findings in management of the rail network. Holistic treatment of the economy of operation will be developed, including societal impacts of rail investment decisions, to increase attractiveness of rail for all passenger categories. This focus differentiates NeTIRail-INFRA from purely technical development projects and will ensure its outputs have a real market, and achieve genuine impact.

The project targets the Shift2Rail priorities of enhancing capacity, increasing the reliability and quality of services, and significantly reducing life cycle costs, and supports the Transport White Paper ‘Roadmap to a Single European Transport Area’ target that by 2050 the majority of medium-distance passenger transport should be by rail. The project targets reliability/availability up ~20%, capacity utilisation of 70-90%, and recurrent costs down 25-45%. Alongside its impact on transport, the skills developed in the project will allow European businesses and researchers to export their knowledge to wider markets, supporting EU competitiveness and growth.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /engineering and technology/civil engineering/transportation engineering/railroad engineering
  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport

Call for proposal

H2020-MG-2014_TwoStages
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD
Address
Firth Court Western Bank
S10 2TN Sheffield
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 600 217,50

Participants (12)

UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 470 225
Address
Woodhouse Lane
LS2 9JT Leeds
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNION INTERNATIONALE DES CHEMINS DE FER
France
EU contribution
€ 1 020 675
Address
Rue Jean Rey 16
75015 Paris
Activity type
Other
ADS-ELECTRONIC RESEARCH SRL
Romania
EU contribution
€ 474 606,25
Address
Strada Giovanni Boccaccio 45
041401 Bucuresti
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AUTORITATEA FEROVIARA ROMANA
Romania
EU contribution
€ 398 122,50
Address
Calea Grivitei 393 Sector 1
010719 Bucuresti
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 598 151,25
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ALBERT-LUDWIGS-UNIVERSITAET FREIBURG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 225 000
Address
Fahnenbergplatz
79098 Freiburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITE GUSTAVE EIFFEL
France
EU contribution
€ 285 707,50
Address
5 Boulevard Descartes Campus De Marne-la-valle
77454 Marne-la-vallee
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TURKIYE CUMHURIYETI DEVLET DEMIR YOLLARI ISLETMESI GENEL MUDURLUGU
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 136 225
Address
Talatpasa Bulvari 5 Gar Altindag
06330 Ankara
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INTERMODAL TASIMACILIK VE LOJISTIKARASTIRMA DERNEGI
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 163 175
Address
Sumer 2 Sokak 33 17
06440 Ankara
Activity type
Research Organisations
STATENS VAG- OCH TRANSPORTFORSKNINGSINSTITUT
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 213 950
Address
Olaus Magnus Vaeg 35
58195 Linkoeping
Activity type
Research Organisations
SLOVENSKE ZELEZNICE INFRASTRUKTURA DRUZBA ZA UPRAVLJANJE IN VZDRZEVANJE ZELEZNISKE INFRASTRUKTURE TER VODENJE ZELEZNISKEGA PROMETA DOO
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 593 375
Address
Kolodvorska Ulica 11
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
S.C. RC-CF TRANS S.R.L.
Romania
EU contribution
€ 274 125
Address
Str Oltului 2
500283 Brasov
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)