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Optimised Real-time Yard and Network Management

Objective

The Commission’s 2011 White Paper states that by 2050, rail should substantially expand its modal share over medium and long distances. This is consistent with the Policy goals of expanding rail capacity, both cited in the Horizon 2020 and Shift2Rail (S2R) calls. Considering the ambitious Horizon 2020 Key Performance Indicator (KPI) calling for a surge in the utilisation of capacity within a range 70-90%, yards, hubs and terminals play a key role in facilitating this step-change by contributing to a competitive, reliable and safe freight transport.
To meet the needs of S2R and Horizon 2020, OptiYard will design decision support tool for yard managers that will help them to optimise processes and manage their yards more efficiently. It will do this in real-time, with interaction with relevant network. The processes must be performed in real-time, to guarantee on-time delivery and operational efficiency, in particular, for single wagon transport.
OptiYard addresses critical operational points of the transport chain (both rail marshalling yards or as transfer points to other modes) to improve capacity and reliability. OptiYard will facilitate real-time interaction between yard and relevant network IT systems that allow for software based planning and ultimately optimisation of single wagonload and blocktrain operational processes.
Building on the current state of the art and practice, the ambition of OptiYard is to provide a fully functional software module where real-time yard management, interaction with the network and ad-hoc timetable planning will be simulated in real-time. The optimization module and algorithms will be proven for large and complex freight transport networks, and integrate well with IP5 activities towards automation, e.g. intelligent assets and automated shunting and mainline operations.

Call for proposal

H2020-S2RJU-2017

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Sub call

H2020-S2RJU-OC-2017

Coordinator

UNION INTERNATIONALE DES CHEMINS DE FER
Net EU contribution
€ 188 781,25
Address
Rue Jean Rey 16
75015 Paris
France

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 0,00

Participants (12)

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA LA SAPIENZA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 148 050,00
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 5
00185 Roma

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Region
Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITE GUSTAVE EIFFEL
France
Net EU contribution
€ 169 312,50
Address
5 Boulevard Descartes Campus De Marne-la-valle
77454 Marne-la-vallee

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Seine-et-Marne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
UNION INTERNATIONALE DES SOCIETES DE TRANSPORT COMBINE RAIL-ROUTE SCRL
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 66 937,50
Address
Rue Montoyer 31
1000 Bruxelles

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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
Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/ Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale/Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 123 187,50
Address
Kings Gate
NE1 7RU Newcastle Upon Tyne

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North East (England) Northumberland and Tyne and Wear Tyneside
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 220 312,50
Address
Woodhouse Lane
LS2 9JT Leeds

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Yorkshire and the Humber West Yorkshire Leeds
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
CD CARGO, AS
Czechia
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€ 42 912,50
Address
Jankovcova 1569/2c
17000 Praha 7 - Holesovice

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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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€ 0,00
EURNEX e. V.
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 42 312,50
Address
Hardenbergstrasse 12
10623 Berlin

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Berlin Berlin Berlin
Activity type
Research Organisations
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€ 0,00
OLTIS GROUP AS
Czechia
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€ 97 625,00
Address
Dr Milady Horakove 1200/27a
77900 Olomouc

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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
Střední Morava Olomoucký kraj
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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€ 0,00
NEW OPERA AISBL
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 86 125,00
Address
Rue Montoyer 31
1000 Bruxelles

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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
Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/ Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale/Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
SIMCON
Slovakia
Net EU contribution
€ 234 968,75
Address
Nam. L. Fullu 15/105
01008 Zilina

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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
Slovensko Stredné Slovensko Žilinský kraj
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET DRESDEN
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 51 437,50
Address
Helmholtzstrasse 10
01069 Dresden

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Sachsen Dresden Dresden, Kreisfreie Stadt
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
ADRIAFER SRL
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 27 937,50
Address
Porto Franco Nuovo Snc Cap Palazzina Ex Culp
34123 Trieste

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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
Nord-Est Friuli-Venezia Giulia Trieste
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00