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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.

Coordinator

UNION INTERNATIONALE DES CHEMINS DE FER

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Rue Jean Rey 16
75015 Paris

France

Activity type

Other

EU Contribution

€ 188 781,25

Participants (12)

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UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA LA SAPIENZA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 148 050

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

France

EU Contribution

€ 169 312,50

UNION INTERNATIONALE DES SOCIETES DE TRANSPORT COMBINE RAIL-ROUTE SCRL

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 66 937,50

UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 123 187,50

UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 220 312,50

CD CARGO, AS

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 42 912,50

EURNEX e. V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 42 312,50

OLTIS GROUP AS

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 97 625

NEW OPERA AISBL

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 86 125

SIMCON

Slovakia

EU Contribution

€ 234 968,75

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET DRESDEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 51 437,50

ADRIAFER SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 27 937,50

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 777594

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 October 2017

  • End date

    30 September 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.4.8.5.

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 499 900

  • EU contribution

    € 1 499 900

Coordinated by:

UNION INTERNATIONALE DES CHEMINS DE FER

France