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Digitalization and Automation of Freight Rail


Demonstrator on improved planning

Demonstrator on improved short-term planning and daily planning with improved interaction IM – RU including network and yard/terminals (Task T3.1.5, T3.1.6) (M36, TRV, demonstrator).

Quality Plan

Including guidelines, Gantt charts, deliverable, milestone tables, document and presentation template (M8, responsible: VIF, report).


Report on demonstrations of long trains on cross-border lines and with Distributed Power (M36, DB, report).

Daily timetable and operational traffic gap

Analysis of the gap between daily timetable and operational traffic (Task T3.1.1, T3.2.1) (M19, TRV, report)

Final dissemination and communication report

Compilation report of dissemination and communication activities M48 VIF report

Dissemination and communication strategy

The strategy will ensure that the project members will efficiently disseminate the results of the project (M9, VIF, report).

Automatic coupling and wagon design specifications

Review of technical specifications for automatic coupling, running gear and wagon design (M14, DLR, report)

S2R Innodays 2021 activities report

Report on dissemination activities during the S2R Innodays 2021 M44 VIF report

Description of decision support tool

Description of decision support tool aimed at advanced Real Time Network Management and requirements for a demonstrator (Task T3.2.2, T3.2.3) (M28, TRV, report).

Evaluation of C-DAS demonstration

Run and evaluation of C-DAS demonstration according to Task 4.4 (M32, DB, report).

Contribution on KPIs

Report on the contribution to the S2R CCA activity on KPIs according to Task 104 M44 VIF report

Requirements for a decision support tool

Requirements for a decision support tool to solve deficiencies in timetable planning and to improve interaction between yards/terminals and network (Task T3.1.3, T3.1.4) (M31, TRV, report).

Interface Specifications

Based on the results described in FR8RAIL D37 and D38 standard interfaces definition and integration towards electrification telematics CBM as well as autonomous coupling train operation will be developed according to the work described in Task 14 M18 CEIT report

Midterm event report

Midterm Dissemination Report (press) (M16, VIF, report).

Functional core market wagon mock-up

Functional core market wagon mock-up & running gear concept at TRL 6. The core market wagon mock-up is completed as a technical demonstrator and ready for testing as described in Task 1.1; (M6, TVP, Technical Demonstrator).


A review on design and testing methodologies of modern freight train draft gear system

Author(s): Simon Wagner, Colin Cole, Maksym Spiryagin
Published in: Railway Engineering Science, Issue 29/2, 2021, Page(s) 127-151, ISSN 2662-4745
Publisher: Springer Link
DOI: 10.1007/s40534-021-00237-y

An Evaluation Framework and Algorithms for Train Rescheduling

Author(s): Sai Prashanth Josyula, Johanna Törnquist Krasemann, Lars Lundberg
Published in: Algorithms, Issue 13/12, 2020, Page(s) 332, ISSN 1999-4893
Publisher: MDPI Open Access Publishing
DOI: 10.3390/a13120332

Rail RCF damage quantification and comparison for different damage models

Author(s): Visakh V. Krishna; Saeed Hossein-Nia; Carlos Casanueva; Sebastian Stichel; Gerald Trummer; Klaus Six
Published in: Railway Engineering Science, 2021, ISSN 2662-4745
Publisher: Springer
DOI: 10.1007/s40534-021-00253-y

A Review of the Evolution of the Integrity Methods Applied in GNSS

Author(s): Paul Zabalegui, Gorka De Miguel, Alejandro Perez, Jaizki Mendizabal, Jon Goya, Inigo Adin
Published in: IEEE Access, Issue 8, 2020, Page(s) 45813-45824, ISSN 2169-3536
Publisher: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
DOI: 10.1109/access.2020.2977455

On-Board Wheel Profile Classification Based on Vehicle Dynamics - From Physical Effects to Machine Learning

Author(s): Bernd Luber, Felix Sorribes-Palmer, Gabor Müller, Lorenz Pietsch, Klaus Six
Published in: Advances in Dynamics of Vehicles on Roads and Tracks - Proceedings of the 26th Symposium of the International Association of Vehicle System Dynamics, IAVSD 2019, August 12-16, 2019, Gothenburg, Sweden, 2020, Page(s) 113-118, ISBN 978-3-030-38076-2
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-38077-9_13

Freight Telematics Systems: An Intelligent Wagon

Author(s): Roberto C. Ramirez, Iker Moya, Imanol Puy, Unai Alvarado, Iñigo Adin, Jaizki Mendizabal
Published in: Communication Technologies for Vehicles - 15th International Workshop, Nets4Cars/Nets4Trains/Nets4Aircraft 2020, Bordeaux, France, November 16–17, 2020, Proceedings, Issue 12574, 2020, Page(s) 157-165, ISBN 978-3-030-66029-1
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-66030-7_14

Freight train wireless communication backbone architecture

Author(s): J. Mandizabal, RC. Ramirez, J. Goya, D. Batista, F. Parrilla (CEIT and INDRA)
Published in: 2019
Publisher: 12th World Congress on Railway Research (WCRR)

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