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Optimal Networks for Train Integration Management across Europe

Objective

"The aim of this project is a step-change in railway capacity by reducing delays and improving traffic fluidity. This will be achieved by a partnership between railway industry experts, system integrators, small dynamic knowledge led companies and academic researchers.
There are 4 levels of work:
L1: High level principles, definitions and requirements to direct research
L2: Methods and algorithms derived from L1 that improve capacity and reduce delay
L3: Functional components using L2 methods and algorithms to show improvement in capacity and delay; and architecture linking the functional components, including information definitions, to distribute those components across environments and countries.
L4: Demonstrators to show that the functional components can be built into industrial-strength systems
The project will draw on previous research projects and national trials.
Previously, railways have improved their own networks to remove bottlenecks and increase fluidity. Such changes have generally been done “ad hoc” so results and best practice have not been shared. Previous relevant academic research has, in general, been based on algorithm development. To apply the results of such research needs an understanding of the practical operating principles and the nature of delay initiation and propagation.
This project will address both issues and deliver research-based results that can be freely applied to commercial traffic management and traffic planning tools."

Call for proposal

FP7-SST-2011-RTD-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-IP - Large-scale integrating project

Coordinator

RINA CONSULTING SPA
Address
Via Cecchi 6
16129 Genova
Italy
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 296 965
Administrative Contact
Elisabetta Noce (Ms.)

Participants (18)

NETWORK RAIL INFRASTRUCTURE LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 252 204
Address
1 Eversholt Street
NW1 2DN London
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Michael Purcell (Mr.)
RETE FERROVIARIA ITALIANA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 152 079
Address
Piazza Della Croce Rossa 1
00161 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Pier Luigi Guida (Dr.)
DEUTSCHE BAHN AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 208 875
Address
Potsdamer Platz 2
10785 Berlin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Andrea Schaer (Ms.)
SOCIETE NATIONALE SNCF
France
EU contribution
€ 105 629
Address
2 Place Aux Etoiles
93200 St Denis
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
François Pinton (Mr.)
TRAFIKVERKET - TRV
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 132 671
Address
Roda Vagen 1
781 89 Borlange
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Lisa Tedenljung (Ms.)
HITACHI RAIL STS SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 370 967
Address
Via Mantovani 3/5
16151 Genova
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Antonio Ruggieri (Mr.)
NTT DATA ITALIA SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 265 847
Address
Viale Cassala 14A
20143 Milano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Lucio Luciani (Mr.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 557 772
Address
Edgbaston
B15 2TT Birmingham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
May Chung (Ms.)
ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 232 560
Address
Batiment Ce 3316 Station 1
1015 Lausanne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Panagiotis Tzieropoulos (Dr.)
ERASMUS UNIVERSITEIT ROTTERDAM
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 335 223
Address
Burgemeester Oudlaan 50
3062 PA Rotterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Reino De Boer (Mr.)
INSTITUT FRANCAIS DES SCIENCES ET TECHNOLOGIES DES TRANSPORTS, DE L'AMENAGEMENT ET DES RESEAUX
France
EU contribution
€ 299 018
Address
Boulevard Isaac Newton 14 Cite Descartes 14-20
77447 Marne La Vallee Cedex 2
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Daniel Tinet (Mr.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 403 775
Address
University Park
NG7 2RD Nottingham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Paul Cartledge (Mr.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET DRESDEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 332 412
Address
Helmholtzstrasse 10
01069 Dresden
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Christina Wetzlich (Ms.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 374 676
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Rob Goverde (Dr.)
ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 229 292
Address
Via Zamboni 33
40126 Bologna
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Paolo Toth (Prof.)
UPPSALA UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 338 752
Address
Von Kraemers Alle 4
751 05 Uppsala
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Patrik Armuand (Mr.)
GRAFFICA LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 315 800
Address
Falstaff House - Enigma Commercial Centre - Sandy's Road
WR14 1JJ Malvern
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Michael Vere (Mr.)
TRANSRAIL SWEDEN AKTIEBOLAG
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 177 452
Address
Lofstroms Alle 6 A
172 66 Sundbyberg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Martin Joborn (Dr.)