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Increasing Capacity 4 Rail networks through enhanced infrastructure and optimised operations

Objective

In 2011, the White Paper on European Transport reasserted how fundamental transport was for society, for the mobility of European citizens and for the growth and vitality of the European economy.
CAPACITY4RAIL will deliver research that is innovative, prepares rail for the future and takes into account results from previous research projects and programmes. The project builds on previous useable results and will deliver both technical demonstrations and system wide guidelines and recommendations that will be the basis for future research and investment, increasing the capacities of rail networks in the future.
The time used for infrastructure monitoring, maintenance and renewal means ‘down time’. New concepts for low maintenance infrastructure, using standardized and “plug-and-play” concepts will be proposed. Non-intrusive innovative monitoring techniques or self-monitoring infrastructure will be investigated, allowing low or no impact on train operations.
The fragility of some key component of the infrastructure system (especially in extreme weather conditions) such as switches may impact the efficiency of the whole system. The resilience of switches to any kind of known failure will be reinforced, as well as the ability of the operation system to recover from incidents.
Capacity enhancements will also be achieved by higher speed freight vehicles, allowing an optimized interleaving of freight trains into mixed traffic, and improved planning models for operation.
Intermodal integration within the global transport system will be improved through enhanced transhipment of passengers and freight.
CAPACITY4RAIL will also look towards 2030/2050, by proposing guidelines for future deployments in the mid-term, recommendations for technologies to de developed and deployed in the long term and investigating the key opportunities for funding these within national and EU funding schemes.

Call for proposal

FP7-SST-2013-RTD-1
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

UNION INTERNATIONALE DES CHEMINS DE FER
Address
Rue Jean Rey 16
75015 Paris
France
Activity type
Other
EU contribution
€ 717 064,15
Administrative Contact
Aline Wego (Mrs.)

Participants (46)

ARTTIC
France
EU contribution
€ 288 670
Address
Rue Du Dessous Des Berges 58A
75013 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Paul Crompton (Mr.)
TRAFIKVERKET - TRV
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 331 464,60
Address
Roda Vagen 1
781 89 Borlange
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jan Bergstrand (Mr.)
SYSTRA SA
France
EU contribution
€ 274 872
Address
Rue Henry Farman 72-76
75015 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Isabelle Doll (Mrs.)
DEUTSCHE BAHN AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 626 123
Address
Potsdamer Platz 2
10785 Berlin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Gunnar Baumann (Dr.)
NETWORK RAIL INFRASTRUCTURE LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 263 478
Address
1 Eversholt Street
NW1 2DN London
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Nadia Hoodbhoy (Ms.)
ADMINISTRADOR DE INFRAESTRUCTURAS FERROVIARIAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 230 380,35
Address
Calle Hiedra Est Chamartin Edificio 23 Sn
28036 Madrid
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Miguel Aparicio Aparicio (Mr.)
FUNDACION DE LOS FERROCARRILES ESPANOLES
Spain
EU contribution
€ 57 928
Address
C Santa Isabel 44
28012 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Milagros Conde (Ms.)
INSTYTUT KOLEJNICTWA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 127 296
Address
Chlopickiego 50
04 275 Warszawa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Witold Olpinski (Mr.)
VOESTALPINE RAILWAY SYSTEMS GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 90 000
Address
Kerpelystrasse 199
8700 Leoben
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Erik Stocker (Mr.)
ACCIONA CONSTRUCCION SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 289 324,50
Address
Avenida De Europa 18 Parque Empresarial
28108 Alcobendas
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Miguel Angel Paris Torres (Mr.)
INSTITUTO SUPERIOR TECNICO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 343 060,75
Address
Avenida Rovisco Pais 1
1049-001 Lisboa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Olga Ribeiro (Ms.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA LA SAPIENZA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 243 072
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 5
00185 Roma
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Stefano Ricci (Mr.)
HITACHI RAIL STS SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 95 955
Address
Via Mantovani 3/5
16151 Genova
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Sonia Caviglia (Ms.)
UNION DES INDUSTRIES FERROVIAIRES EUROPEENNES - UNIFE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 121 200
Address
Avenue Louise 221
1050 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Nicolas Furio (Mr.)
UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 483 406
Address
Kings Gate
NE1 7RU Newcastle Upon Tyne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Christine Christine Masterson (Dr.)
INGENIERIA Y ECONOMIA DEL TRANSPORTE SME MP SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 189 756
Address
Paseo De La Habana 138
28036 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Garcia Prieto María José (Mrs.)
CENTRO DE ESTUDIOS DE MATERIALES Y CONTROL DE OBRA SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 310 913
Address
Calle Benaque 9
29004 Malaga
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Noemi Jiménez-Redondo (Dr.)
NEW OPERA AISBL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 406 720
Address
Rue Montoyer 31
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Franco Castagnetti (Mr.)
OLTIS GROUP AS
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 155 340
Address
Dr Milady Horakove 1200/27A
77900 Olomouc
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jiri Jansta (Mr.)
KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 407 110
Address
Brinellvagen 8
100 44 Stockholm
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ann-Britt Hansen (Mrs.)
CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLA AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 346 780,80
Address
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41296 Goeteborg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jonas Lindqvist (Mr.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 444 322
Address
Edgbaston
B15 2TT Birmingham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
May Chung (Ms.)
TRL LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 477 812,50
Address
Crowthorne House Nine Mile Ride
RG40 3GA Wokingham
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Vijay Ramdas (Dr.)
VOSSLOH FASTENING SYSTEMS GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 17 029,80
Address
Vosslohstrasse 4
58791 Werdohl
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Andreas Wellmann (Mr.)
UNIVERSITY OF HUDDERSFIELD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 344 132,80
Address
Queensgate
HD1 3DH Huddersfield
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Denise Ogden (Ms.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET DRESDEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 242 184,80
Address
Helmholtzstrasse 10
01069 Dresden
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Christina Bogacz (Mrs.)
UPPSALA UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 73 614
Address
Von Kraemers Alle 4
751 05 Uppsala
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Olof Jonsson (Mr.)
TURKIYE CUMHURIYETI DEVLET DEMIR YOLLARI ISLETMESI GENEL MUDURLUGU
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 82 800
Address
Talatpasa Bulvari 5 Gar Altindag
06330 Ankara
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Salih Akbaykal (Mr.)
INFRAESTRUTURAS DE PORTUGAL SA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 102 533
Address
Praca Da Portagem
2809 013 Lisboa
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Leonor Beja Da Costa (Mrs.)
UNIVERSIDADE DO PORTO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 82 236
Address
Praca Gomes Teixeira
4099 002 Porto
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Mafalda Marques Moreira Soeiro (Ms.)
VAN DIEREN SWEDEN AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 21 690
Address
Tappetleden Horna Ind Om 1
296 41 Ahus
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Lars Lerstorp (Mr.)
CENTRO DE ESTUDIOS Y EXPERIMENTACION DE OBRAS PUBLICAS - CEDEX
Spain
EU contribution
€ 338 280
Address
C/ Alfonso Xii 3-5
28014 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
José Estaire (Dr.)
SOCIETE NATIONALE SNCF

Participation ended

France
EU contribution
€ 5 000
Address
2 Place Aux Etoiles
93200 St Denis
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Emmanuel Laurans (Mr.)
Adevice Solutions S.L.

Participation ended

Spain
EU contribution
€ 112 683,80
Address
Calle Leonardo Da Vinci 18 Edificio Marie Curie Planta 3 Puerta B 4 Parque C Ientifico Y Tecnologico Cartuja 93
41092 Sevilla
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Rosa Rubio (Mrs.)
LINKOPINGS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 237 475,20
Address
Campus Valla
581 83 Linkoping
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Anders Peterson (Dr.)
EUROPEAN FEDERATION OF RAILWAYS TRACKWORKS CONTRACTORS
Luxembourg
EU contribution
€ 61 440
Address
Rue Eucosider 2
4714 Petange
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Imrich Korpanec (Mr.)
VOSSLOH COGIFER
France
EU contribution
€ 201 000
Address
23 Rue Francois Jacob
92500 Rueil Malmaison
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Raymond Schnepp (Mr.)
FUNDACION DE LA COMUNIDAD VALENCIANA PARA LA INVESTIGACION, PROMOCION Y ESTUDIOS COMERCIALES DE VALENCIAPORT
Spain
EU contribution
€ 33 375,75
Address
Avenida Muelle Del Turia S/n
46024 Valencia
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Rocío García Molina (Ms.)
CARGOSPED SPOLKA Z OGRANICZONA ODPOWIEDZIALNOSCIA
Poland
Address
Powazkowska 44C
01 797 Warsawa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Magda Wieczorkiewicz (Ms.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 139 798,80
Address
Firth Court Western Bank
S10 2TN Sheffield
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Joanne Watson (Ms.)
COMSA SAU
Spain
EU contribution
€ 62 700
Address
Calle Viriato 47
08014 Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Carlos Saborido (Mr.)
SOCIETE DE TRANSPORTS DE VEHICULES AUTOMOBILES SA
France
EU contribution
€ 61 386
Address
Impasse Chalabre 5 Immeuble Le
75828 Paris Cedex 17
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Bertrand Feurprier (Mr.)
KNORR-BREMSE SYSTEME FUR SCHIENENFAHRZEUGE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 38 784,60
Address
Moosacher Strasse 80
80809 Munchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Gert Fregien (Dr.)
SNCF RESEAU
France
EU contribution
€ 111 899,80
Address
15-17 Rue Jean-philippe Rameau
93418 La Plaine Saint-denis
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Philippe Guiliana (Mr.)
INSTITUT FRANCAIS DES SCIENCES ET TECHNOLOGIES DES TRANSPORTS, DE L'AMENAGEMENT ET DES RESEAUX
France
EU contribution
€ 98 652
Address
Boulevard Isaac Newton 14 Cite Descartes 14-20
77447 Marne La Vallee Cedex 2
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Molinari Fabienne (Ms.)
NTNET AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 99 360
Address
Radshallagatan 3
212 30 Malmo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Roger Jonsson (Dr.)