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Railway Vehicle Dynamics and Track Interactions
Total Regulatory Acceptance for the Interoperable Network

Objective

The certification of a rail vehicle according to European regulations, Technical Specifications for Interoperability, European Standards and national safety rules represents a significant element of both vehicle cost and time to market. Indeed, a large part of vehicle certification mandates testing for safety, performance and infrastructure compatibility. The new EN standards together with the CR/HS RST and INS TSI define test conditions and limit values for tests for acceptance of running safety parameters. DYNOTRAIN will contribute to the practical implementation of interoperability of railways systems across Europe by checking for inconsistencies and “open points” in the existing acceptance criteria and by proposing revisions of acceptance criteria in European standards and resolutions to close relevant “open points” in the TSI. The project aims at decreasing the costs associated with certification without reducing the safety level to enhance the competitiveness of rail traffic.
The project is part of the TRIO-TRAIN cluster (Total Regulatory Acceptance for the Interoperable Network) which comprises 3 related projects dealing with key railway interoperability issues: Aerodynamics (AEROTRAIN), Railway Dynamics and Track Interaction (DYNOTRAIN) and Pantograph/Catenary Interaction (PANTOTRAIN) all submitted under the 2nd Call of the FP7. The objective of these projects is to propose an innovative methodology via a computer simulation/virtual homologation that will allow multi-system network and route approval in Europe to become a faster, cheaper and better process for all involved stakeholders. Therefore the success of the TRIOTRAIN cluster will lead to a time reduction for relevant parts of the certification process from 24 to 6 months; an 80% saving in effort for the acceptance of a new vehicle already accepted in an other country and an estimated financial saving of €20-50 Million/year.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /engineering and technology/mechanical engineering/vehicle engineering/aerospace engineering/aeronautical engineering
  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport/navigation systems/inertial navigation system

Call for proposal

FP7-SST-2008-RTD-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

UNION DES INDUSTRIES FERROVIAIRES EUROPEENNES - UNIFE
Address
Avenue Louise 221
1050 Bruxelles
Belgium
Activity type
Other
EU contribution
€ 141 264,50
Administrative Contact
Ross Hanley (Mr.)

Participants (22)

ALSTOM TRANSPORT SA
France
EU contribution
€ 172 320
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.)
BOMBARDIER TRANSPORTATION GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 252 050
Address
Eichhornstrasse 3
10785 Berlin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Roland Wolf (Mr.)
ANSALDOBREDA S.P.A.
Italy
EU contribution
€ 126 443
Address
Via Argine, 425
80100 Napoli
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Giuseppe Petrone (Dr.)
SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
Germany
EU contribution
€ 319 163
Address
Werner-von-siemens-str. 1
80333 Munchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Daniel Gubo (Mr.)
RAIL SAFETY AND STANDARDS BOARD LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 197 047
Address
The Helicon 1 South Place
EC2M 2RB London
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Stephen Mills (Mr.)
DEUTSCHE BAHN AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 364 109
Address
Potsdamer Platz 2
10785 Berlin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Klaus-Albert Bolten (Mr.)
SOCIETE NATIONALE SNCF
France
EU contribution
€ 338 943
Address
2 Place Aux Etoiles
93200 St Denis
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jean-Jacques Thomas (Dr.)
TRENITALIA SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 69 658,20
Address
Piazza Della Croce Rossa 1
00161 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Riccardo Cheli (Dr.)
UNION INTERNATIONALE DES CHEMINS DE FER
France
EU contribution
€ 51 660
Address
Rue Jean Rey 16
75015 Paris
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Helene Lebreton (Ms.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA LA SAPIENZA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 182 715
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 5
00185 Roma
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Enrico Rolle (Prof.)
ASOCIACION CENTRO TECNOLOGICO CEIT
Spain
EU contribution
€ 74 212
Address
Paseo Manuel De Lardizabal 15
20018 San Sebastian
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Pablo De Lecea (Mr.)
THE MANCHESTER METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 137 893,20
Address
Oxford Road All Saints Building
M15 6BH Manchester
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Maggy Taylor (Ms.)
POLITECNICO DI MILANO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 120 703
Address
Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
20133 Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Simonetta Danesi (Ms.)
KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 99 780
Address
Brinellvagen 8
100 44 Stockholm
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ann-Britt Hansen (Ms.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT BERLIN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 103 200
Address
Strasse Des 17 Juni 135
10623 Berlin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Simone Ludwig (Ms.)
SNCF RESEAU
France
EU contribution
€ 28 800
Address
15-17 Rue Jean-philippe Rameau
93418 La Plaine Saint-denis
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Gabriel Deslage (Mr.)
NETWORK RAIL INFRASTRUCTURE LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 80 925
Address
1 Eversholt Street
NW1 2DN London
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Neil Barnatt (Mr.)
AYMING
France
EU contribution
€ 138 120
Address
185 Avenue Des Gresillons
92622 Gennevilliers Cedex
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Céline Secchi (Ms.)
Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles, S.A.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 74 232
Address
José Miguel Iturrioz 26
20200 Beasain
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Joanes Murua (Mr.)
INGENIERIA Y ECONOMIA DEL TRANSPORTE SME MP SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 42 124
Address
Paseo De La Habana 138
28036 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Eduardo Marcos
INSTITUT FRANCAIS DES SCIENCES ET TECHNOLOGIES DES TRANSPORTS, DE L'AMENAGEMENT ET DES RESEAUX
France
EU contribution
€ 129 531,10
Address
Boulevard Isaac Newton 14 Cite Descartes 14-20
77447 Marne La Vallee Cedex 2
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Daniel Tinet
UNIVERSITY OF HUDDERSFIELD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 13 902
Address
Queensgate
HD1 3DH Huddersfield
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Denise Ogden (Ms.)