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Switch and Crossing Optimal Design and Evaluation

Objective

The overall aim of the S-CODE project is to investigate, develop, validate and initially integrate radically new concepts for switches and crossings that have the potential to lead to increases in capacity, reliability and safety while reducing investment and operating costs.

The S-CODE project will identify radically different technology concepts that can be integrated together to achieve significantly improved performance for S&C based around new operating concepts (e.g. super-fast switching, self-healing switch).

The project will build on existing European and national research projects (in particular, the lighthouse project In2Rail, Capacity4Rail and Innotrack) to bring together technologies and concepts that will significantly reduce the constraints associated with existing switch technologies and develop a radically different solution.

The project will be divided into three phases:
Phase 1: Requirements and initial design - focusing on understanding constraints and critical requirements, and developing a radically different architecture and operation that makes use of technologies from other domains;
Phase 2: Technical development - undertaking detailed modelling and simulation to identify an optimal configuration to maximise performance;
Phase 3: Validation and evaluation - testing (to TRL4) the design concepts and formally evaluating their performance in order that an integrated design can be presented for further development.

Call for proposal

H2020-S2RJU-OC-2016-01-2
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Funding Scheme

Shift2Rail-RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM
Address
Edgbaston
B15 2TT Birmingham
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 731 830

Participants (9)

DT - VYHYBKARNA A STROJIRNA, AS
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 623 250
Address
Dolni 3137/100
796 01 Prostejov
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FERROVIAL CONSTRUCCION SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 287 187,50
Address
Calle Ribera Del Loira 42
28042 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
RHOMBERG SERSA RAIL HOLDING GMBH

Participation ended

Austria
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Mariahilfstr 29
6900 Bregenz
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
RAIL SAFETY AND STANDARDS BOARD LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 507 500
Address
The Helicon 1 South Place
EC2M 2RB London
Activity type
Other
COMSA SAU
Spain
EU contribution
€ 435 750
Address
Calle Viriato 47
08014 Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
LOUGHBOROUGH UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 321 800
Address
Ashby Road
LE11 3TU Loughborough
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
VYSOKE UCENI TECHNICKE V BRNE
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 318 235
Address
Antoninska 548/1
601 90 Brno Stred
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERZITA PARDUBICE
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 270 468,75
Address
Studentska 95
532 10 Pardubice
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
RHOMBERG RAIL CONSULT GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 503 750
Address
Mariahilfstrasse 29
6900 Bregenz
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)