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European Freight RAIlway NETwork

Objective

The objective of the EUFRANET project is to identify and evaluate strategic options for the developments of a Trans European rail network mainly dedicated to freight transportation. The project analyses the present situation and proposes concepts and solutions to decrease freight transport cost and improve transport quality and services EUFRANET also deals with the improvement of the rail freight transport organisation and interoperability and the identification and evaluation of the new rail technologies for freight.
The goals of the network studied in the EUFRANET project consist in contributing efficiently to the economic and social growth of Europe through development of exchanges of goods, by increasing the quality of rail and intermodal freight transportation, reducing rail transport costs, improving safety and environmental issues, reducing pollution and congestion on existing infrastructure, in particular by enhancing the efficiency of multimodal services.
EUFRANET will establish a global strategy for the implementation of a freight network and its operation system.
The project will help rationalise the use of existing national networks to develop in the long term (2010-2015) a strong and efficient European network for freight transport, fully interfaced with other TEN and networks of regional interest.

Links with other projects, tasks, areas, programmes, policy actions:

EUFRANET is strongly linked to two rail projects INTELFRET and HISPEEDMIX and has three workpackages in common with these two projects.
EURFRANET is also linked to IQ (Intermodal Quality) project which is lead also by INRETS.

Funding Scheme

STU - Study contracts, assessment contracts

Coordinator

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE SUR LES TRANSPORTS ET LEUR SECURITE.
Address
Avenue Du General Malleret-joinville 2
94114 Arcueil
France

Participants (10)

BANVERKET
Sweden
Address

78185 Borlänge
BERATERGRUPPE VERKEHR - UMWELT GMBH
Germany
Address
Schwimmbadstrasse, 22
79100 Freibourg Im Breisgau
DEUTSCHE BAHN AG - BERLIN
Germany
Address
Ruscherstrasse, 59
10365 Berlin
FOUNDATION EUROPEAN RAIL RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Netherlands
Address
Arthur Van Schendelstraat 754
3511MK Utrecht
NETHERLANDS ORGANISATION FOR APPLIED SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH
Netherlands
Address
Schoemakerstraat 97
Delft
SEA-LAND SERVICE INTERNATIONAL LTD, UK
Netherlands
Address
Seattleweg, 7
3195 ND Pernis
STATENS JÄRNVÄGAR
Sweden
Address

10550 Stockholm
Société Nationale des Chemins de Fer Français (SNCF)
France
Address
45 Rue De Londres
75379 Paris
UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID
Spain
Address
Ramiro De Maeztu, 7
28040 Madrid
UNIVERSITAET HANNOVER
Germany
Address
Welfengarten 1
30167 Hannover