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Clean European Rail - Diesel

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.

Coordinator

UNION DES INDUSTRIES FERROVIAIRES EUROPEENNES - UNIFE

Address

Avenue Louise 221
1050 Bruxelles

Belgium

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 598 869,15

Administrative Contact

Judit Sandor (Ms.)

Participants (26)

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RINA CONSULTING SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 552 288,50

UNION INTERNATIONALE DES CHEMINS DE FER

France

EU Contribution

€ 335 929,20

ALSTOM TRANSPORT SA

France

EU Contribution

€ 180 104,50

Association of Train Operating Companies

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 95 670

STADLER RAIL VALENCIA SAU

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 504 317

SNCF MOBILITES

France

EU Contribution

€ 200 145,50

DEUTSCHE BAHN AG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 547 281,50

BOMBARDIER TRANSPORTATION GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 211 802

SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 551 767

MTU Friedrichshafen GmbH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 990 970,50

Caterpillar SARL

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 406 564,90

ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 227 526

Voith Turbo GmbH & Co KG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 102 683,40

UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 516 198,40

UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE VALENCIA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 92 704,50

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 173 558,25

CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLA AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 118 962

CESKE DRAHY AS

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 22 877,40

Hochschule fuer Technik und Wirtschaft Dresden

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 74 550

The Engine Consultancy Limited

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 327 600

IZT INSTITUT FUER ZUKUNFTSSTUDIEN UND TECHNOLOGIEBEWERTUNG GEMEINNUTZIGE GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 356 677,50

UNIVERSITAET ROSTOCK

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 168 000

CONTINENTAL RAIL S.A.

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 1 568,59

TEDOM A.S.

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 183 279

SAFT

France

EU Contribution

€ 110 804

TRENITALIA SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 134 712,21

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 234338

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 June 2009

  • End date

    31 January 2014

Funded under:

FP7-TRANSPORT

  • Overall budget:

    € 12 924 840,15

  • EU contribution

    € 7 787 411

Coordinated by:

UNION DES INDUSTRIES FERROVIAIRES EUROPEENNES - UNIFE

Belgium

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