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Enhancing railway signalling systems based on train satellite positioning, on-board safe train integrity, formal methods approach and standard interfaces, enhancing Traffic Management System functions

Objective

X2RAIL-2 represents the 2nd proposal of the Shift2Rail members in the IP2 “Advanced Traffic Management & Control Systems” domain.
The pillar (IP2) challenge is to increase functionalities of the existing signalling and automation systems and related design and validation processes providing a more competitive, flexible, real-time, intelligent traffic management and decision support system, and maintaining backward compatibility to the existing European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS) and especially its European Train Control System component (ETCS).
The X2RAIL-2 project aims, according to the MAAP, to research and develop four selected key technologies to foster innovations in the field of railway signaling and automation systems within the following Technology Demonstrators (TDs):
Fail-Safe Train Positioning (TD2.4) - To achieve a significant reduction of the use of traditional train detection systems by means of the attainment of an absolute and safe train positioning system based on a multi-sensor concept, where GNSS is the preferred technology.
On-Board Train Integrity (TD2.5) - To achieve the safe On-board Train Integrity to allow the application of new signaling train separation concepts (e.g. Moving Block or Virtual Block) based on the train self -localization rather than on traditional train detection systems.
Formal Methods (TD2.7) - To innovate and standardise processes and interfaces in the evolution phases of a signaling project (e.g.: design, implementation, test & commissioning, operation & maintenance) to rationalize the approach and to reduce time-to-market costs.
Traffic Management Evolution (TD2.9) - To improve standardisation and integration of Traffic Management processes with the aim to achieve flexibility and scalability within the choice of functional service module managed by TMS.
The X2RAIL-2 project aims at reaching TRL5/6 demonstrators.
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Coordinator

HITACHI RAIL STS SPA

Address

Via Mantovani 3/5
16151 Genova

Italy

Activity type

Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

EU Contribution

€ 3 576 426,60

Participants (18)

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ALSTOM TRANSPORT SA

France

EU Contribution

€ 434 623,19

AZD PRAHA SRO

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 1 058 116,40

BOMBARDIER TRANSPORTATION SWEDEN AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 495 994,38

CAF SIGNALLING S.L

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 1 019 453,60

ASOCIACION CENTRO TECNOLOGICO CEIT-IK4

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 268 417,60

DEUTSCHE BAHN AG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 442 177,99

DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUER LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 193 313,99

SCHWEIZERISCHE BUNDESBAHNEN SBB

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 19 553,60

HACON INGENIEURGESELLSCHAFT MBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 1 018 521,10

INDRA SISTEMAS SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 991 011,99

MER MEC SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 680 821,28

NETWORK RAIL INFRASTRUCTURE LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 255 974,40

NOTTINGHAM SCIENTIFIC LTD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 527 058,40

RAILENIUM

France

EU Contribution

€ 329 805,15

SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 436 400,80

SNCF RESEAU

France

EU Contribution

€ 81 324,92

THALES TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 646 125

TRAFIKVERKET - TRV

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 924 796,40

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 777465

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 September 2017

  • End date

    31 August 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.4.8.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 13 399 916,79

  • EU contribution

    € 13 399 916,79

Coordinated by:

HITACHI RAIL STS SPA

Italy