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Passive safety of tramway for europe (SAFETRAM)

Project information

Grant agreement ID: G3RD-CT-2001-00492

  • Start date

    1 July 2001

  • End date

    31 October 2004

Funded under:

FP5-GROWTH

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 235 237

  • EU contribution

    € 1 395 411

Coordinated by:

BOMBARDIER TRANSPORTATION PORTUGAL S.A.

Portugal

Objective

Tramway is an increasing accepted mode of urban passenger transport. Present levels of active safety are being achieved mainly through active systems such as signalling and high performance braking systems. However, accidents involving tramways continue to occur, which result in injuries to drivers, passengers, pedestrians and road vehicle occupants. SAFETRAM addresses precisely the problem of tramway passive safety, which includes all structural and interior design rules that contribute to a safe environment for occupants during crash events. Passive safety has been applied currently and successfully in the automotive industry and, more recently, it is being implemented in trains. Addressing an entirely new European problem, Safe tram proposes to develop the correspondent rules for tramways, a passenger guided transport system operating in a complex environment of mixed traffic.

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Coordinator

BOMBARDIER TRANSPORTATION PORTUGAL S.A.

Address

Rua Vicente-Almirante Azevedo Coutinho 1, Amadora
2701-843 Lisbon

Portugal

Participants (12)

ALCAN ALESA ENGINEERING LTD

Switzerland

ALSTOM TRANSPORT S.A.

France

ANSALDOBREDA S.P.A.

Italy

BERLINER VERKEHRSBETRIEBE UNTERNEHMENSBEREICH STRASSENBAHN

Germany

DAIMLERCHRYSLER RAIL SYSTEMS GMBH

Germany

DEUTSCHE BAHN AG

Germany

INSTITUTO SUPERIOR TECNICO

Portugal

MIRA LIMITED

United Kingdom

RAILWAY SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL CENTRE

Poland

REGIE AUTONOME DES TRANSPORTS PARISIENS

France

SOCIETE NATIONALE DES CHEMINS DE FER FRANCAIS

France

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET BERLIN

Germany

Project information

Grant agreement ID: G3RD-CT-2001-00492

  • Start date

    1 July 2001

  • End date

    31 October 2004

Funded under:

FP5-GROWTH

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 235 237

  • EU contribution

    € 1 395 411

Coordinated by:

BOMBARDIER TRANSPORTATION PORTUGAL S.A.

Portugal