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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.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/sociology/industrial relations/automation
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/software
  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport/freight transport
  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport

Call for proposal

H2020-S2RJU-OC-2017
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Funding Scheme

Shift2Rail-RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

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

Participants (13)

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA LA SAPIENZA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 148 050
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 5
00185 Roma
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUT FRANCAIS DES SCIENCES ET TECHNOLOGIES DES TRANSPORTS, DE L'AMENAGEMENT ET DES RESEAUX

Participation ended

France
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Boulevard Isaac Newton 14 Cite Descartes 14-20
77447 Marne La Vallee Cedex 2
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITE GUSTAVE EIFFEL
France
EU contribution
€ 169 312,50
Address
5 Boulevard Descartes Campus De Marne-la-valle
77454 Marne-la-vallee
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNION INTERNATIONALE DES SOCIETES DE TRANSPORT COMBINE RAIL-ROUTE SCRL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 66 937,50
Address
Rue Montoyer 31
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 123 187,50
Address
Kings Gate
NE1 7RU Newcastle Upon Tyne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 220 312,50
Address
Woodhouse Lane
LS2 9JT Leeds
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CD CARGO, AS
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 42 912,50
Address
Jankovcova 1569/2C
17000 Praha 7 Holesevice
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EURNEX e. V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 42 312,50
Address
Hardenbergstrasse 12
10623 Berlin
Activity type
Research Organisations
OLTIS GROUP AS
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 97 625
Address
Dr Milady Horakove 1200/27A
77900 Olomouc
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NEW OPERA AISBL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 86 125
Address
Rue Montoyer 31
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Research Organisations
SIMCON
Slovakia
EU contribution
€ 234 968,75
Address
Nam. L. Fullu 15/105
01008 Zilina
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET DRESDEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 51 437,50
Address
Helmholtzstrasse 10
01069 Dresden
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ADRIAFER SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 27 937,50
Address
Porto Franco Nuovo Snc Cap Palazzina Ex Culp
34123 Trieste
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)