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Furthering Improvements in Integrated Mobility Management (I2M), Noise and Vibration, and Energy in Shift2Rail

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On track to improve EU rail transport

Strengthening the position of railways vis-à-vis other transport modes is a top priority for the EU. Moving European rail forward into the future, the joint undertaking Shift2Rail fosters the introduction of trains that are not only quieter, more comfortable and more dependable but also operate on an innovative rail network. The EU-funded FINE-2 project is forming three workstreams to investigate means of enabling integrated mobility management (I2M), saving energy and reducing inconvenient noise and vibration. Specifically, this project will develop tools to help experts understand the energy saving potential. It will also improve tunnel resistance characteristic methodologies and enhance energy norms to reflect future developments.


Formed of three discrete workstreams, the FINE-2 project will investigate means of enabling Integrated Mobility Management (I2M), saving Energy, and reducing inconvenient and disruptive Noise and Vibration (N&V) within the Rail Sector.
As a Cross Cutting Activity of the Shift2Rail Programme, FINE-2 will work alongside multiple existing projects to achieve more impactful results through collaboration and shared learning.
The I2M workstream will help to enhance the business case for intermodal freight transportation by tackling many of the issues present today, such as accurate ETA, control of hazardous material, and reduced resource waste. I2M will also look at improving Rail Operations through the new forms of data combination and representation.
The Energy workstream will develop tools to help understand the energy saving potential, thus Whole Life Cost benefits, of specific enhancements within the industry. It will also optimise tunnel resistance characteristic methodologies, and seek to enhance energy norms to reflect existing state of the art and future developments.
Finally the N&V will develop and enhance existing models and simulation tools from across the S2R programme to better understand the source of external noise, whether the train is at standstill or in motion, to help pinpoint the means of reducing it.

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Net EU contribution
€ 47 500,00
RG2 6GF Reading
United Kingdom

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South East (England) Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Berkshire
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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