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Network of European – Asian Rail Research capacities

Objective

The rapid development of Asian economies, particularly China, India and Russia has dramatically increased the trade volumes between Europe and Asia, with the largest trading partners of Europe actually being located in Asia. Nowadays, the most important trade loads are being transported between the two continents by sea. Railway transport, using the existing and new land routes for the Trans-Eurasian land bridge presents a viable alternative to the maritime routes, which is gaining significant momentum. Due to the origins and current nature of this rail land bridge, numerous issues need to be resolved to bring the system to a modern state of infrastructure, services and operations. Furthermore, to build the capacity to fully exploit the systems potential adaptation of new technologies, interoperability solutions and optimized operations should be considered. To support this objective, NEAR2 proposed the development of a Rail Research Network, drawing knowledge and expertise form leading institutions and researchers from both continents.

The project capitalizes upon the existing structure and leverages the achievements of the existing European Rail Research Network and builds upon the reservoir of expertise of the proposed project partners gleaned from the most relevant past and on going research projects and other activities. The Network aims to become the resource arm of the relevant industry.

NEAR2 will establish a unique, international, interdisciplinary research capacity with the goal of contributing in advancing a major sector of the regions’ economy, as well as broaden the knowledge basis of the railway research and practice.

Call for proposal

FP7-SST-2012-RTD-1
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Coordinator

ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS
Address
Charilaou Thermi Road 6 Km
57001 Thermi Thessaloniki
Greece
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 175 157
Administrative Contact
Athanasios Konstandopoulos (Dr.)

Participants (12)

EURNEX e. V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 181 748
Address
Hardenbergstrasse 12
10623 Berlin
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Wolfgang H. Steinicke (Mr.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT BERLIN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 54 142
Address
Strasse Des 17 Juni 135
10623 Berlin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Silke Hönert (Ms.)
CESKE VYSOKE UCENI TECHNICKE V PRAZE
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 31 939
Address
Jugoslavskych Partyzanu 1580/3
160 00 Praha
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Vitek Malinovsky (Dr.)
VILNIAUS GEDIMINO TECHNIKOS UNIVERSITETAS
Lithuania
EU contribution
€ 53 286
Address
Sauletekio Al 11
LT-10223 Vilnius
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Gintautas Bureika (Dr.)
Moscow State University of Railway Engineering
Russia
EU contribution
€ 124 762
Address
Obraztsova Str. 15
127994 Moscow
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Valery Kruglov (Prof.)
A-TRANS LLC
Russia
EU contribution
€ 21 828
Address
Novoslobodskaya 41
127055 Moskva
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Sergey Levin (Mr.)
Petersburg State Transport University
Russia
EU contribution
€ 24 277
Address
Moscovsky Prospect 9
190031 Saint Petersburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Natalia Ivanova (Dr.)
TONGJI UNIVERSITY
China
EU contribution
€ 87 098
Address
Siping Road 1239
200092 Shangai
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Weida Xie (Prof.)
EIRC Consulting Private Limited
India
EU contribution
€ 47 187
Address
Haudin Road Nr 4
560042 Bangalore
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Surbhi Sharma (Ms.)
STATE HIGHER EDUCATIONAL ESTABLISHMENT DONETSK RAILWAY TRANSPORT INSTITUTE OF UKRAINIAN STATE ACADEMY OF RAILWAY TRANSPORT
Ukraine
EU contribution
€ 17 976
Address
Bul. Artema 184
83018 Donetsk
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Michael Cheptsov (Prof.)
INSTYTUT KOLEJNICTWA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 54 121
Address
Chlopickiego 50
04 275 Warszawa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Witold Olpinski (Mr.)
TRAINOSE METAFORES-METAFORIKES YPIRESIES EPIVATON KAI FORTIOU ANONYMI SIDIRODROMIKI ETAIREIA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 13 482
Address
Petmeza 13
11743 Athina
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Vangelis Katsaros (Dr.)