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Modular urban guided rail systems

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 516380

  • Start date

    1 January 2005

  • End date

    31 March 2009

Funded under:

FP6-SUSTDEV

  • Overall budget:

    € 19 086 871

  • EU contribution

    € 10 400 000

Coordinated by:

UNION OF EUROPEAN RAILWAY INDUSTRIES

Belgium

Objective

The main target of the MODURBAN project is to design, develop and test an innovative and open common core system architecture and its key interfaces (this covers Command Control, energy saving and access subsystems), paving the way for the next generations of urban-guided public transport systems. This approach will be applied to both new lines as well as the renewal and extension of existing lines and will encourage cost-effective migration from driver to driverless operation. It will also avoid the risk of new rolling stock and subsystems being built from unproven prototype sub-assemblies.

The principal elements to be defined in the MODURBAN Integrated Project using end-users requirements and validation are:
- Onboard intelligent interfaces (MODONBOARD)
- Way side intelligent interfaces (MODWAYSIDE)
- Passenger + access related items (MODACCESS)
- Communication systems (MODCOMM)
- Energy savings related aspects (MODENERGY)
- System approach for functional + technical prescription and global risk assessment (MODSYSTEM)

The prototypes issued from the different modules will be tested in real conditions (Metro de Madrid).The consortium is representative of the European Urban transport industry (6 system manufacturers, 10 subsystem-suppliers, 8 operators, 2 industrial associations, 8 Academic partners) and including 3 SMEs. It gathers 39 partners from 12 EU countries, including 3 accessing countries (Poland, Hungary and Czech Republic) and two non-European country (Chile and Canada). The whole duration of the project is 48 Months.

Coordinator

UNION OF EUROPEAN RAILWAY INDUSTRIES

Address

Avenue Louise, 221
Brussels

Belgium

Participants (38)

ALSTOM TRANSPORT SA

France

SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT

Germany

SIEMENS TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS

France

FUNKWERK INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES KARLSFELD GMBH

Germany

ANSALDOBREDA S.P.A.

Italy

ANSALDO STS FRANCE

France

THALES RAIL SIGNALLING SOLUTIONS S.A.S

France

KNORR BREMSE SYSTEME FR SCHIENENFAHRZEUGE GMBH

Germany

KNORR-BREMSE RAIL SYSTEMS (UK) LTD

United Kingdom

ELTA

France

FRENSISTEMI SRL

Italy

KNORR BREMSE GMBH

Austria

DIMETRONIC S.A. REPRESENTING INVENSYS RAIL

Spain

NAVECOM

France

REGIE AUTONOME DES TRANSPORTS PARISIENS

France

UNION INTERNATIONALE DES TRANSPORTS PUBLICS

Belgium

BVG - BERLINER VERKEHRBETRIEBE

Germany

LONDON UNDERGROUND LIMITED

United Kingdom

METROPOLITANO DE LISBOA, E.P.

Portugal

METRO DE MADRID S.A.

Spain

ATAC - AGENZIA PER I TRASPORTI AUTOFERROTRAMVIARI E LA MOBILITA DEL COMUNE DI ROMA

Italy

FERROCARRIL METROPOLITA DE BARCELONA S.A.

Spain

PRAGUE PUBLIC TRANSIT CO. INC. DOPRAVNI PODNIK HL. M. PRAHY, AKCIOVA SPOLECNOST)

Czechia

BUDAPEST UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY AND ECONOMICS

Hungary

EUROPEAN COMMISSION - JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE

Italy

KITE SOLUTIONS S.N.C.

Italy

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT DRESDEN

Germany

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE SUR LES TRANSPORTS ET LEUR SECURITE

France

UNIVERSITE DE VALENCIENNES ET DU HAINAUT-CAMBRESIS

France

UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE

United Kingdom

UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE

Chile

RHEINISCHE BAHNGESELLSCHAFT AG

Germany

"RHEIN-CONSULT" GESELLSCHAFT FUR VERKEHRS-UND BETRIEBSPLANUNGEN VON STADTSCHNELLBAHNEN UND ANDEREN PERSONEN-VERKEHRSANLAGEN M.B.H.

Germany

METRO WARSZAWSKIE SP. ZO. O.

Poland

THALES RAIL SIGNALLING SOLUTIONS INC.

Canada

ALMA CONSULTING GROUP SAS

France

BOMBARDIER TRANSPORTATION GMBH

Germany

ESTEREL TECHNOLOGIES S.A

France

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 516380

  • Start date

    1 January 2005

  • End date

    31 March 2009

Funded under:

FP6-SUSTDEV

  • Overall budget:

    € 19 086 871

  • EU contribution

    € 10 400 000

Coordinated by:

UNION OF EUROPEAN RAILWAY INDUSTRIES

Belgium