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Innovative modular vehicle concepts for an integrated European railway system

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 506652

  • Start date

    1 February 2004

  • End date

    30 April 2008

Funded under:

FP6-SUSTDEV

  • Overall budget:

    € 30 310 182

  • EU contribution

    € 16 860 000

Coordinated by:

UNION OF EUROPEAN RAILWAY INDUSTRIES

Belgium

Objective

To meet the exacting performance improvements identified in the business scenarios listed in the ERRAC Strategic Rail Research Agenda as overall transport growth (40% for passengers to 7500 billion passenger/km is expected in 2020) and transport demand increase (passenger market share will almost double and market volume will triple in comparison to 2000),reliable,affordable and attractive interoperable rolling stock must become the norm for use on European networks.Within the frame of the two Railway Packages,the High Speed and Conventional Rail Directives are being brought into effect by the publication of Technical Standards for Interoperability (TSIs) and validated via new and improved voluntary norms.The practical implementation of interoperability via these changes often lags considerably behind the legal framework. To avoid the risk of each new train being the subject of independent interpretations of the requirements and built from unproven prototype sub-assemblies interoperable constituents must be defined,validated and promoted at European industry level.That's why,the main European railways systems manufacturers (Ansaldo Breda, Alstom, Siemens and Bombardier),sub-systems suppliers (Knorr-Bremse, Deuta Werke, Lucchini,...) railways operators (SNCF, DB, FS) and Professional associations as UNIFE,UIC,VBD,FIF,ANIE and RIA have decided to join their efforts with high skilled research centres to reach this objective. Initially,the MODTRAIN studies will concentrate on fixed formation passenger trains and Universal Locomotives capable of 200 km/h and more,but as work advances it is hoped to extend this scope to embrace all rolling stock likely to operate over the high speed and conventional interoperable networks. As a starting point the MODTRAIN Integrated Project will define and prove the necessary functional,electrical and mechanical interfaces,and validation procedures necessary to deliver the range of interchangeable modules.

Coordinator

UNION OF EUROPEAN RAILWAY INDUSTRIES

Address

221 Avenue Louise
Brussels

Belgium

Participants (36)

ALSTOM TRANSPORT SA

France

BOMBARDIER TRANSPORTATION (HOLDINGS) GERMANY GMBH

Germany

SIEMENS AG TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS

Germany

UNION INTERNATIONALE DES CHEMINS DE FER

France

ABB SCHWEIZ AG

Switzerland

FAR SYSTEMS SPA

Italy

FRENSISTEMI SRL

Italy

KMT-GROUP OY

Finland

KNORR-BREMSE SYSTEME FUR SCHIENENFAHRZEUGE GMBH

Germany

DYNAMICS, STRUCTURES & SYSTEMS INTERNATIONAL

Belgium

LUCCHINI SIDERMECCANICA SPA

Italy

POLITECNICO DI MILANO

Italy

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI FIRENZE

Italy

TECHNISCHER UBERWACHUNGS-VEREIN NORD E.V.

Germany

FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

DEUTA WERKE GMBH

Germany

UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE

United Kingdom

TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF BERLIN

Germany

INSTITUT FUR ARBEITS-UND SOZIALHYGIENE SIFTUNG

Germany

VIENNA UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, INSTITUTE E330

Austria

FUNDACIO POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA-UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA

Spain

RAILWAY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION

United Kingdom

FEDERATION DES INDUSTRIES FERROVIAIRES

France

VERBAND DER BAHNINDUSTRIE IN DEUTSCHLAND E.V. (ASSOCIATION OF RAILROAD INDUSTRY IN GERMANY)

Germany

ANIE FEDERATION

Italy

GEIE - EUROPEAN RESEARCH CONSORTIUM FOR INFORMATICS AND MATHEMATICS

France

INSTITUTO SUPERIOR TECNICO

Portugal

KNORR BREMSE GMBH

Austria

LUMIKKO OY

Finland

DEUTSCHE BAHN AG

Germany

TRENITALIA S.P.A.

Italy

SOCIETE NATIONALE DES CHEMINS DE FER FRANCAIS

France

ALMA CONSULTING GROUP SA

France

ANSALDOBREDA S.P.A.

Italy

D'APPOLONIA SPA

Italy

TSB INNOVATIONSAGENTUR BERLIN GMBH

Germany

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 506652

  • Start date

    1 February 2004

  • End date

    30 April 2008

Funded under:

FP6-SUSTDEV

  • Overall budget:

    € 30 310 182

  • EU contribution

    € 16 860 000

Coordinated by:

UNION OF EUROPEAN RAILWAY INDUSTRIES

Belgium