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Future Of Surface Transport Research Rail

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 605734

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 May 2013

  • End date

    30 April 2016

Funded under:

FP7-TRANSPORT

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 832 531,29

  • EU contribution

    € 1 659 439

Coordinated by:

UNION INTERNATIONALE DES CHEMINS DE FER

France

Objective

FOSTER RAIL addresses the broad support challenges of SST.2013.6-1. Strengthening the research and innovation strategies of the transport industries in Europe. This Research action is a Level 1 Coordination and Support Action aiming at supporting the land transport European Technology Platforms activities.
This action will assist ERRAC and the other transport-related European technology platforms (ETP) in defining research needs for their strategies and programmes in order to realise the objectives of the Europe-2020 strategy and further on the vision of the White Paper 2011 for a competitive and resource-efficient future transport system. This will be done in consultation with the European Commission (EC) and Member States and Associated States (MS/AS).
The FOSTER RAIL workplan has been structured into 8 Work Packages (WP) which correspond to a series of logical steps with a certain degree of inter-relation that will ensure the successful outcome of the project.
Especially, FOSTER RAIL will integrate the work done so far by ERRAC and its Working Groups and will further develop this. FOSTER RAIL shall build on ERRAC-ROADMAP and continue to support and enhance cooperation between stakeholders, including decision-makers, and enhanced definition of strategic research and innovation needs. As regard research and innovation targeting co-modality and other multi-modal issues, FOSTER RAIL shall address them in supportive cooperation with other transport modes.
Finally, this project will be an essential support tool to provide a relevant Strategic Rail Research and Innovation Agenda as well as a Rail Business Scenario for 2050. This Railway Business Scenario shall be the reference for future research agendas and technology roadmaps to be developed in the timeframe from now on until 2050.

Coordinator

UNION INTERNATIONALE DES CHEMINS DE FER

Address

Rue Jean Rey 16
75015 Paris

France

Activity type

Other

EU Contribution

€ 422 773

Administrative Contact

Aline Wego (Mrs.)

Participants (19)

UNION DES INDUSTRIES FERROVIAIRES EUROPEENNES - UNIFE

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 329 412

UNION INTERNATIONALE DES TRANSPORTS PUBLICS

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 236 637

EURNEX e. V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 103 764

UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 192 493

TRAFIKVERKET - TRV

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 35 845

Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 121 231

FUNDACION DE LOS FERROCARRILES ESPANOLES

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 20 437

BOMBARDIER TRANSPORTATION SWEDEN AB

Sweden

HITACHI RAIL STS SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 12 305

SNCF MOBILITES

France

EU Contribution

€ 12 421

INTEROPERABILITA ZELEZNICNI INFRASTRUKTURY

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 6 682

NETWORK RAIL INFRASTRUCTURE LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 46 888

ALSTOM TRANSPORT SA

France

EU Contribution

€ 28 264

REGIE AUTONOME DES TRANSPORTS PARISIENS

France

EU Contribution

€ 12 718

FERROCARRIL METROPOLITA DE BARCELONA SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 34 341

ASSOCIACAO DO INSTITUTO SUPERIOR TECNICO PARA A INVESTIGACAO E DESENVOLVIMENTO

Portugal

DEUTSCHE BAHN AG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 18 404

AUSTRIATECH - GESELLSCHAFT DES BUNDES FUR TECHNOLOGIEPOLITISCHE MASSNAHMEN GMBH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 16 264

MER MEC FRANCE

France

EU Contribution

€ 8 560

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 605734

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 May 2013

  • End date

    30 April 2016

Funded under:

FP7-TRANSPORT

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 832 531,29

  • EU contribution

    € 1 659 439

Coordinated by:

UNION INTERNATIONALE DES CHEMINS DE FER

France