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Clean European Rail - Diesel

Objective

The study of CER, UNIFE, UIC and Euromot of the railway and engine manufacturing industries concluded on a risk of disruptive effect of the NRMM Directive application on the railway diesel vehicle supply market, leading to a possible risk of a partial modal shift from rail to road on regional passenger lines and freight transportation specialized routes, with even foreseeable consequences on the operations of the main electrified system. Such a shift would of course be highly detrimental to the achievement of the general objectives of a sustainable development of the European transport system. The project would also find the best balance between environmental and economical requirements, in order to avoid an always possible shift from rail transport to a less sustainable mode like road, even on electrified main routes would also encourage the engine industry to give rail applications serious consideration in their product development plans and provide the European Commission with proposals for a flexible move to the IIIB objective.
The four years project is therefore build on the basis of several application sub-projects, representative of the different engine applications (rail cars, Diesel Multiple Units, shunting locomotives, main line light and heavy-haul locomotives) that will enable the industry to evaluate the different solutions to be applied to rail systems in real operating conditions.
The optimum trade-off between the reduction of pollutant emissions by rail vehicles and the fuel energy consumption and CO2 emissions, as well as the overall impact of the applied technologies on the environment through a life cycle assessment approach, will be identified by this experimental part of the project. But the rail manufacturing industry also wishes to foster the development of rail specific applications of innovative solutions so as to even further develop the competitive advantages of rail transport in terms of sustainable development.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/sustainable economy
  • /social sciences/other social sciences/social sciences interdisciplinary/sustainable development
  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport

Call for proposal

FP7-SST-2008-RTD-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-IP - Large-scale integrating project

Coordinator

UNION DES INDUSTRIES FERROVIAIRES EUROPEENNES - UNIFE
Address
Avenue Louise 221
1050 Bruxelles
Belgium
Activity type
Other
EU contribution
€ 598 869,15
Administrative Contact
Judit Sandor (Ms.)

Participants (26)

RINA CONSULTING SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 552 288,50
Address
Via Cecchi 6
16129 Genova
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Valerio Recagno (Mr.)
UNION INTERNATIONALE DES CHEMINS DE FER
France
EU contribution
€ 335 929,20
Address
Rue Jean Rey 16
75015 Paris
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Wego Aline (Ms.)
ALSTOM TRANSPORT SA
France
EU contribution
€ 180 104,50
Address
48 Rue Albert Dhalenne
93400 Saint Ouen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Daniel Cadet (Dr.)
Association of Train Operating Companies
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 95 670
Address
Bernard Street 40
WC1 N1BY London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Bryan Donnelly (Mr.)
STADLER RAIL VALENCIA SAU
Spain
EU contribution
€ 504 317
Address
Calle Mitxera 6
46550 Albuixech
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Gonzalo Pastor (Mr.)
SOCIETE NATIONALE SNCF
France
EU contribution
€ 200 145,50
Address
2 Place Aux Etoiles
93200 St Denis
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Sylvain Chanu (Mr.)
DEUTSCHE BAHN AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 547 281,50
Address
Potsdamer Platz 2
10785 Berlin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Matthias Müller (Dr.)
BOMBARDIER TRANSPORTATION GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 211 802
Address
Eichhornstrasse 3
10785 Berlin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Christoph Schätzer (Dr.)
SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
Germany
EU contribution
€ 551 767
Address
Werner-von-siemens-str. 1
80333 Munchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Hermann Rau (Mr.)
MTU Friedrichshafen GmbH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 990 970,50
Address
Maybachplatz 1
88045 Friedrichshafen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Thomas Steinacher (Mr.)
Caterpillar SARL
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 406 564,90
Address
Route De Frontenex 76
1208 Geneva
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Michael Mcdonald (Mr.)
ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 227 526
Address
Charilaou Thermi Road 6 Km
57001 Thermi Thessaloniki
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Constantinos Kiparissides (Prof.)
Voith Turbo GmbH & Co KG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 102 683,40
Address
Alexanderstrasse 2
89522 Heidenheim
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Heinz Tengler (Dr.)
UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 516 198,40
Address
Kings Gate
NE1 7RU Newcastle Upon Tyne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Nicola Place (Mr.)
UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE VALENCIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 92 704,50
Address
Camino De Vera Sn Edificio 3A
46022 Valencia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
José Antonio Pérez García (Mr.)
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 173 558,25
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Paola Belardini (Dr.)
CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLA AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 118 962
Address
-
41296 Goeteborg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Katarina Ekman (Ms.)
CESKE DRAHY AS
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 22 877,40
Address
Nabrezi Ludvika Svobody 1222
11015 Prague
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Radek Dvorak (Dr.)
Hochschule fuer Technik und Wirtschaft Dresden

Participation ended

Germany
EU contribution
€ 74 550
Address
Friedrich-list-platz 1
D-01069 Dresden
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Gennadi Zikoridse (Prof.)
The Engine Consultancy Limited
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 327 600
Address
Westwood Avenue 37
WA15 6QF Altrincham
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ahmed Al-Sened (Dr.)
IZT INSTITUT FUER ZUKUNFTSSTUDIEN UND TECHNOLOGIEBEWERTUNG GEMEINNUTZIGE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 356 677,50
Address
Schopenhauerstrasse 26
14129 Berlin
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Roland Nolte (Dr.)
UNIVERSITAET ROSTOCK
Germany
EU contribution
€ 168 000
Address
Universitatsplatz 1
18055 Rostock
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Harald Aschemann (Prof.)
CONTINENTAL RAIL S.A.

Participation ended

Spain
EU contribution
€ 1 568,59
Address
Calle Orense 11-2
28020 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Juan Moreno Lorite (Mr.)
TEDOM A.S.
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 183 279
Address
Vycapy 195
67401 Trebic
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Petr Wagenknecht
SAFT
France
EU contribution
€ 110 804
Address
26 Quai Charles Pasqua
92300 Levallois Perret
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Nathalie Frene (Ms.)
TRENITALIA SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 134 712,21
Address
Piazza Della Croce Rossa 1
00161 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Francesco Del Vecchio (Mr.)