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Advanced signalling and automation system - Completion of activities for enhanced automation systems, train integrity, traffic management evolution and smart object controllers

Project description

New communication platform keeps trains on track

The railway sector is constantly innovating, transforming traffic management and control systems. The EU-funded X2Rail-4 project will build on previous research on key technologies within the following Technology Demonstrators (TDs). It will develop railway line capacity increase by integrating and testing Obstacle Detection tools and environment sensors and will develop complete On-Board Train Integrity system prototypes applicable in both passengers and cargo trains with or without wired communication. Additionally, the project will design a communication platform for the management of communication and data exchange between different services. It will also develop a prototype offering a wireless system for data exchange between trackside equipment and signalling instruments with reduced maintenance costs and required cabling.

Objective

X2RAIL-4 is the 4th project of the Shift2Rail members in the IP2 “Advanced Traffic Management & Control Systems” domain and it aims to continue the research and development of key technologies within the following Technology Demonstrators (TDs):
-Railway line capacity increase (ATO up to GoA4)–TD2.2 (WP3, WP4, WP5): Finalize the activities started in X2Rail-1 by completing the GoA2 Specification. Develop ATO GoA4 prototypes. Integrate and test Obstacle Detection devices and “environment sensors” in cooperation with IP5 TD5.1.3.
-On-Board Train Integrity–TD2.5 (WP6, WP7): Finalize the activities started in X2Rail-2. Define, develop and test complete On-Board Train Integrity system prototypes able to be applied in every train typology (i.e. Passengers and Freight trains with wired and wireless communication).
-Traffic Management Evolution–TD2.9 (WP8, WP9, WP10): Finalize the activities started in X2Rail-2. Define, develop and test various elements of a Traffic Management System platform. Define and design a communication platform (Integration Layer) using standardized data structures and processes to manage the Communication/Data exchange between different services/clients and supporting TMS applications connected to other multimodal operational systems.
-Smart radio-connected all-in-all wayside objects–TD2.10 (WP11, WP12): Finalize the activities started in X2Rail-1.Develop implement and validate technical demonstrator. Develop and test prototype providing data exchange between trackside equipment and signalling devices via wireless connection; reduction of required cabling; increase on the availability of Maintenance Data, reduction of maintenance costs; support to preventive maintenance.

Call for proposal

H2020-S2RJU-2019

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Sub call

H2020-S2RJU-CFM-2019

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Coordinator

ALSTOM TRANSPORT SA
Net EU contribution
€ 353 168,24
Address
48 rue albert dhalenne
93400 Saint ouen
France

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Seine-Saint-Denis
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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