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Smart Maintenance and the Rail Traveller Experience

Objective

Most maintenance activities in the current railway system are carried out on a scheduled basis. This potentially means that components and sub systems are not replaced at the optimum time and that components fail between interventions. SMaRTE will provide the methodology for implementation of a Condition Based Maintenance system appropriate for the railway. This will allow maintenance to be tailored around the actual remaining life of key components and will reduce costs and improve reliability and availability. Knowledge and experience from other sectors will be extracted and new scientific methods for handling data and setting up architectures and intelligent systems to process data will be developed; appropriate to the railway system. Case studies will be designed and carried out for two different but typical passenger railways and lessons learned will be used to improve the system definitions. The final result of the SMaRTE project will be a CBM system which works for passenger railways and will result in reduced system costs and improved system reliability.
The premise of SMaRTE (Human Factors) is that reducing customer cognitive effort is key to rail usability. Achieving a more streamlined process of accessing rail should increase its attractiveness. Whilst there is substantial evidence on the impact of factors such as fares / journey time on rail usage, the impact of more subtle factors deterring passengers from using rail are less understood. SMaRTE places the focus on the customer, utilising an innovative multi-disciplinary approach to understand the primary factors impacting on user decisions to choose rail (or an alternative) – and producing new quantitative evidence on the relative importance of those factors. The final result of SMaRTE will be a set of quantified factors influencing rail usability, and recommendations on how to decrease the cognitive effort and onward mobility for rail journeys through a “Smart Journey Vision” and rail map of measures.

Call for proposal

H2020-S2RJU-OC-2017
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS
Address
Woodhouse Lane
LS2 9JT Leeds
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 182 922,50

Participants (10)

UNIVERSITY OF HUDDERSFIELD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 119 925
Address
Queensgate
HD1 3DH Huddersfield
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FIT CONSULTING SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 70 937,50
Address
Via Acciaresi Primo 8
00157 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INSTITUTO SUPERIOR TECNICO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 83 353,75
Address
Avenida Rovisco Pais 1
1049-001 Lisboa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FERTAGUS TRAVESSIA DO TEJO TRANSPORTES SA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 27 812,50
Address
Estacao Do Pragal Porta 23
Almada
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNION DES INDUSTRIES FERROVIAIRES EUROPEENNES - UNIFE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 55 281,25
Address
Avenue Louise 221
1050 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
LULEA TEKNISKA UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 118 250
Address
Universitetsomradet Porson
971 87 Lulea
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ERGOPROJECT SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 36 001,25
Address
Viale Ventuno Aprile 15
00162 Roma Rm
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNION INTERNATIONALE DES TRANSPORTS PUBLICS
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 39 218,75
Address
Rue Sainte Marie 6
1080 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
LONDON UNDERGROUND LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 16 331,25
Address
Broadway, 55
SW1H 0BD London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
LULEA FLYGTEKNIK AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 19 925
Address
Storgatan 7
972 38 Lulea
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)