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Future Improvement for Energy and Noise

Objective

The FINE 1 project aims to reduce operational costs of railways by a reduction of energy use and noise related to rail traffic. The project results are expected to enable an increase of traffic in Europe and to enhance the attractiveness of railway in relation to other modes of transport.

The project activities will support the innovation process within the S2R Technical Demonstrators (TDs) by providing methodology and know-how to enable development of low noise and low energy TDs. The project is fully in line with the EU objectives with eight technical work packages (WPs) addressing technologies to support these objectives. The reduction of energy use for rail vehicles is as addressed in WP 3 and WP4 and will indirectly lead to reduced green-house gas emissions, also with most rail transport powered with electricity. Further, reducing energy use will lower the life cycle cost and the costs of vehicle operation. The project also aims at development of practical methods for predicting noise and vibration performance on system level including both rolling stock, infrastructure and its environment. Prediction of interior vehicle noise is addressed in WP 7 and source modelling for interior and exterior noise in WP 8. With an accurate characterization of each contributing source, it will be possible to optimize cost benefit scenarios, as addressed in WP 6, as well as take exposure and comfort into account. Finally, the auralisation and visualisation techniques of traffic noise scenarios and the noise control techniques developed in WP 9, support the reduction of noise exposure for residents by efficient traffic planning and novel mitigation techniques.

In summary, the expected FINE 1 advances of the state-of-the-art in noise modelling and control as well as in energy management and control methodology, will improve the competitiveness of the European railway system compared to other modes of transportation and thus promoting a modal shift to rail.

Call for proposal

H2020-S2RJU-CFM-2015-01-1
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Funding Scheme

Shift2Rail-RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

BOMBARDIER TRANSPORTATION GMBH
Address
Eichhornstrasse 3
10785 Berlin
Germany
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 528 835,74

Participants (9)

DEUTSCHE BAHN AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 159 983,75
Address
Potsdamer Platz 2
10785 Berlin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CONSTRUCCIONES Y AUXILIAR DE FERROCARRILES INVESTIGACION Y DESARROLLO SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 153 318,01
Address
Jose Miguel Iturrioz 26
20200 Beasain
Activity type
Research Organisations
ALSTOM TRANSPORT SA
France
EU contribution
€ 236 865
Address
48 Rue Albert Dhalenne
93400 Saint Ouen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT OESTERREICH

Participation ended

Austria
EU contribution
€ 24 413,75
Address
Siemensstrasse 90
1210 Wien
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUR LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 31 107,50
Address
Linder Hohe
51147 Koln
Activity type
Research Organisations
PATENTES TALGO SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 23 236,25
Address
Paseo Del Tren Talgo 2
28290 Las Rozas De Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SOCIETE NATIONALE SNCF
France
EU contribution
€ 71 992,50
Address
2 Place Aux Etoiles
93200 St Denis
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TRAFIKVERKET - TRV
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 73 326,25
Address
Roda Vagen 1
781 89 Borlange
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
SIEMENS MOBILITY AUSTRIA GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 37 801,25
Address
Siemensstrasse 90
1210 Wien
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)