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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.
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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)

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ALSTOM TRANSPORT SA

France

EU Contribution

€ 172 320

BOMBARDIER TRANSPORTATION GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 252 050

ANSALDOBREDA S.P.A.

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 126 443

SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 319 163

RAIL SAFETY AND STANDARDS BOARD LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 197 047

DEUTSCHE BAHN AG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 364 109

SNCF MOBILITES

France

EU Contribution

€ 338 943

TRENITALIA SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 69 658,20

UNION INTERNATIONALE DES CHEMINS DE FER

France

EU Contribution

€ 51 660

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA LA SAPIENZA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 182 715

ASOCIACION CENTRO TECNOLOGICO CEIT-IK4

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 74 212

THE MANCHESTER METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 137 893,20

POLITECNICO DI MILANO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 120 703

KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 99 780

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT BERLIN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 103 200

SNCF RESEAU

France

EU Contribution

€ 28 800

NETWORK RAIL INFRASTRUCTURE LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 80 925

AYMING

France

EU Contribution

€ 138 120

Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles, S.A.

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 74 232

INGENIERIA Y ECONOMIA DEL TRANSPORTE SME MP SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 42 124

INSTITUT FRANCAIS DES SCIENCES ET TECHNOLOGIES DES TRANSPORTS, DE L'AMENAGEMENT ET DES RESEAUX

France

EU Contribution

€ 129 531,10

UNIVERSITY OF HUDDERSFIELD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 13 902

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 234079

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 June 2009

  • End date

    30 September 2013

Funded under:

FP7-TRANSPORT

  • Overall budget:

    € 5 545 222

  • EU contribution

    € 3 258 795

Coordinated by:

UNION DES INDUSTRIES FERROVIAIRES EUROPEENNES - UNIFE

Belgium