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Future Freight Loco for Europe

Objective

Since 2008, the rail freight market has not yet recovered from the global recession and profit margins in the railway sector have been falling throughout Europe. Moreover, competition was able to increase their capacity due to innovations. Within the last 15 years, inland vessels have increased their transport capacity by 158%, truck transportation by up to 50% while rail freight transportation only by 3% thanks to increasing the length of trains to 740 metres.
SHIFT²RAIL IP5 addresses this issue by fostering a vision for future rail freight operation offering increased quality and efficiency while simultaneously improving the overall cost structure. The target is to shift the road freight volumes for distances beyond 300 km to other modes in the range of 30% and 50% by the years 2030 and 2050 respectively.
In this context, the FFL4E project (Future Freight Locomotive for Europe) aims at developing key technologies for future energy efficient freight locomotives, allowing highest operational flexibility and providing attractive and competitive rail freight services to the final customer.

Focus is set on:

• Extreme flexibility for operation in non-electrified and in electrified lines, allowing private and public operators to offer broaden rail freight services according to demand without the need of changing the locomotive.
• Remote control for distributed power, thus, allowing the increase of the train length up to 1500 m and consequently improving the cost efficiency of rail transport.
• Recuperation of braking energy as much as possible, store it onboard and reuse it whenever required, for traction purposes, for peak shaving or to supply auxiliaries and others.
• Last mile propulsion capabilities, sourcing the energy from a powerful on-board Li-Ion battery
• Reduction of wear and noise of freight operations by means of developing track-friendly, low-noise running gear for the future freight locomotive.

Call for proposal

H2020-S2RJU-2015-01

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Sub call

H2020-S2RJU-CFM-2015-01-1

Coordinator

BOMBARDIER TRANSPORTATION GMBH
Net EU contribution
€ 722 612,50
Address
Eichhornstrasse 3
10785 Berlin
Germany

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Berlin Berlin Berlin
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (9)

FAIVELEY TRANSPORT ITALIA SPA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 399 188,75
Address
Via Volvera 51
10045 Piossasco To

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Region
Nord-Ovest Piemonte Torino
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
VIRTUAL VEHICLE RESEARCH GMBH
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 37 773,75
Address
Inffeldgasse 21 A
8010 Graz

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The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Südösterreich Steiermark Graz
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
TRAFIKVERKET - TRV
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 4 889,59
Address
Roda Vagen 1
781 89 Borlange

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Norra Sverige Norra Mellansverige Dalarnas län
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

TFK - TRANSPORTFORSK AB
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 24 440,41
Address
Warfvinges Vag 29
112 51 Stockholm

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Östra Sverige Stockholm Stockholms län
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
DEUTSCHE BAHN AG
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 0,01
Address
Potsdamer Platz 2
10785 Berlin

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Berlin Berlin Berlin
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Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
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Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

DB NETZ AG
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 84 080,49
Address
Adam-riese-strasse 11-13
60327 Frankfurt Am Main

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Region
Darmstadt Frankfurt am Main, Kreisfreie Stadt
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
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Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

DB CARGO AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 126 120,75
Address
Rheinstrasse 2
55116 Mainz

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Rheinland-Pfalz Rheinhessen-Pfalz Mainz, Kreisfreie Stadt
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Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
CAF POWER & AUTOMATION SL
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 62 966,25
Address
Paseo Mikeletegi 58/2 Parque Tecnologico De San Sebastian
20009 Donostia San Sebastian

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Noreste País Vasco Gipuzkoa
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
AVL LIST GMBH
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 37 785,00
Address
Hans-list-platz 1
8020 Graz

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Region
Südösterreich Steiermark Graz
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00