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NEW DEPENDABLE ROLLING STOCK FOR A MORE SUSTAINABLE, INTELLIGENT AND COMFORTABLE RAIL TRANSPORT IN EUROPE

NEW DEPENDABLE ROLLING STOCK FOR A MORE SUSTAINABLE, INTELLIGENT AND COMFORTABLE RAIL TRANSPORT IN EUROPE

Objective

The ROLL2RAIL project aims to develop key technologies and to remove already identified blocking points for radical innovation in the field of railway vehicles, as part of a longer term strategy to revolutionise the rolling stock for the future.

The high level objectives of the work are to pave the way to:
• Increase the capacity of the railway system and bring flexibility to adapt capacity to demand
• Increase availability, operational reliability and therefore punctuality of the vehicles
• Reduce the life cycle costs of the vehicle and the track
• Increase the energy efficiency of the system
• Improve passenger comfort and the attractiveness of rail transport
Specific developments are proposed the scope of ROLL2RAIL:
• Basis of a radically new traction technology based on emerging electronic components leading towards more energy-efficient traction, which is lighter and more reliable while reducing the noise emitted
• New wireless technology applied to train control functionalities will allow more flexible coupling to increase line capacity
• Carbody solutions based on lightweight composite materials to reduce weight
• A way of quantifying the life-cycle cost impact of new technological solutions for running gear;
• Knowledge database of the variety of requirements in Europe for the braking systems to bring down barriers to step-change innovation in this area
• Standardised methodologies for assessing attractiveness and comfort from the passenger’s point of view
• Methodology for noise source separation techniques allowing implementation of novel and more efficient noise mitigation measures

It is also the objective of ROLL2RAIL to serve as a preparation for a fast and smooth start up of the large scale initiative SHIFT2RAIL. All ROLL2RAIL results will ultimately lead to demonstration in real vehicles or relevant environments in SHIFT2RAIL.
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Coordinator

UNION DES INDUSTRIES FERROVIAIRES EUROPEENNES - UNIFE

Address

Avenue Louise 221
1050 Bruxelles

Belgium

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 240 000

Participants (31)

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ALSTOM TRANSPORT SA

France

EU Contribution

€ 2 515 356,38

ANSALDOBREDA S.P.A.

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 63 332,74

BOMBARDIER TRANSPORTATION GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 2 052 407,45

Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles, S.A.

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 1 625 210,54

DEUTSCHE BAHN AG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 216 281,24

FAIVELEY TRANSPORT ITALIA SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 99 246,88

TRENITALIA SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 227 500

KNORR-BREMSE SYSTEME FUR SCHIENENFAHRZEUGE GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 134 674,38

NETWORK RAIL INFRASTRUCTURE LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 223 312,50

SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 1 653 897,28

SNCF MOBILITES

France

EU Contribution

€ 602 600,06

PATENTES TALGO SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 701 131,74

THALES SIX GTS FRANCE SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 240 000

TRAFIKVERKET - TRV

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 100 000

STADLER RAIL VALENCIA SAU

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 365 984,38

RINA CONSULTING SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 489 984,60

DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUER LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 746 084,38

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 426 709,38

ASOCIACION CENTRO TECNOLOGICO CEIT-IK4

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 311 605,20

IKERLAN S COOP

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 498 785,12

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 79 412,50

KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 396 645,31

POLITECNICO DI MILANO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 138 468,75

UNICONTROLS A.S.

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 231 961,25

PARIS-LODRON-UNIVERSITAT SALZBURG

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 299 250

RAILENIUM

France

EU Contribution

€ 83 000

Kompetenzzentrum - Das Virtuelle Fahrzeug, Forschungsgesellschaft mbH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 202 812,50

METRO DE MADRID SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 173 331,10

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

France

EU Contribution

€ 270 824,38

ZILINSKA UNIVERZITA V ZILINE

Slovakia

EU Contribution

€ 16 760,71

HITACHI RAIL ITALY SpA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 573 429,25

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 636032

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 May 2015

  • End date

    31 October 2017

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.4.

  • Overall budget:

    € 16 000 000

  • EU contribution

    € 16 000 000

Coordinated by:

UNION DES INDUSTRIES FERROVIAIRES EUROPEENNES - UNIFE

Belgium

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