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Increasing Capacity 4 Rail networks through enhanced infrastructure and optimised operations

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.
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Coordinator

UNION INTERNATIONALE DES CHEMINS DE FER

Address

Rue Jean Rey 16
75015 Paris

France

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 717 064,15

Administrative Contact

Aline Wego (Mrs.)

Participants (46)

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ARTTIC

France

EU Contribution

€ 288 670

TRAFIKVERKET - TRV

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 331 464,60

SYSTRA SA

France

EU Contribution

€ 274 872

DEUTSCHE BAHN AG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 626 123

NETWORK RAIL INFRASTRUCTURE LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 263 478

ADMINISTRADOR DE INFRAESTRUCTURAS FERROVIARIAS

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 230 380,35

FUNDACION DE LOS FERROCARRILES ESPANOLES

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 57 928

INSTYTUT KOLEJNICTWA

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 127 296

VOESTALPINE VAE GMBH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 90 000

ACCIONA CONSTRUCCION SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 289 324,50

INSTITUTO SUPERIOR TECNICO

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 343 060,75

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA LA SAPIENZA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 243 072

HITACHI RAIL STS SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 95 955

UNION DES INDUSTRIES FERROVIAIRES EUROPEENNES - UNIFE

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 121 200

UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 483 406

INGENIERIA Y ECONOMIA DEL TRANSPORTE SME MP SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 189 756

CENTRO DE ESTUDIOS DE MATERIALES Y CONTROL DE OBRA SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 310 913

NEW OPERA AISBL

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 406 720

OLTIS GROUP AS

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 155 340

KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 407 110

CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLA AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 346 780,80

THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 444 322

TRL LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 477 812,50

VOSSLOH FASTENING SYSTEMS GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 17 029,80

UNIVERSITY OF HUDDERSFIELD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 344 132,80

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET DRESDEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 242 184,80

Uppsala University

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 73 614

TURKIYE CUMHURIYETI DEVLET DEMIR YOLLARI ISLETMESI GENEL MUDURLUGU

Turkey

EU Contribution

€ 82 800

INFRAESTRUTURAS DE PORTUGAL SA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 102 533

UNIVERSIDADE DO PORTO

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 82 236

VAN DIEREN SWEDEN AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 21 690

CENTRO DE ESTUDIOS Y EXPERIMENTACION DE OBRAS PUBLICAS - CEDEX

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 338 280

SNCF MOBILITES

France

EU Contribution

€ 5 000

Adevice Solutions S.L.

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 112 683,80

LINKOPINGS UNIVERSITET

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 237 475,20

EUROPEAN FEDERATION OF RAILWAYS TRACKWORKS CONTRACTORS

Luxembourg

EU Contribution

€ 61 440

VOSSLOH COGIFER

France

EU Contribution

€ 201 000

FUNDACION DE LA COMUNIDAD VALENCIANA PARA LA INVESTIGACION, PROMOCION Y ESTUDIOS COMERCIALES DE VALENCIAPORT

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 33 375,75

CARGOSPED SPOLKA Z OGRANICZONA ODPOWIEDZIALNOSCIA

Poland

THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 139 798,80

COMSA SAU

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 62 700

SOCIETE DE TRANSPORTS DE VEHICULES AUTOMOBILES SA

France

EU Contribution

€ 61 386

KNORR-BREMSE SYSTEME FUR SCHIENENFAHRZEUGE GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 38 784,60

SNCF RESEAU

France

EU Contribution

€ 111 899,80

INSTITUT FRANCAIS DES SCIENCES ET TECHNOLOGIES DES TRANSPORTS, DE L'AMENAGEMENT ET DES RESEAUX

France

EU Contribution

€ 98 652

NTNET AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 99 360

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 605650

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 October 2013

  • End date

    30 September 2017

Funded under:

FP7-TRANSPORT

  • Overall budget:

    € 14 878 030,93

  • EU contribution

    € 9 890 105

Coordinated by:

UNION INTERNATIONALE DES CHEMINS DE FER

France