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Optimal Networks for Train Integration Management across Europe

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 285243

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 November 2011

  • End date

    31 October 2014

Funded under:

FP7-TRANSPORT

  • Overall budget:

    € 7 970 833

  • EU contribution

    € 5 381 969

Coordinated by:

RINA CONSULTING SPA

Italy

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."

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

RETE FERROVIARIA ITALIANA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 152 079

DEUTSCHE BAHN AG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 208 875

SNCF MOBILITES

France

EU Contribution

€ 105 629

TRAFIKVERKET - TRV

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 132 671

HITACHI RAIL STS SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 370 967

NTT DATA ITALIA SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 265 847

THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 557 772

ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 232 560

ERASMUS UNIVERSITEIT ROTTERDAM

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 335 223

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

France

EU Contribution

€ 299 018

THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 403 775

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET DRESDEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 332 412

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 374 676

ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 229 292

UPPSALA UNIVERSITET

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 338 752

GRAFFICA LTD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 315 800

TRANSRAIL SWEDEN AKTIEBOLAG

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 177 452

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 285243

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 November 2011

  • End date

    31 October 2014

Funded under:

FP7-TRANSPORT

  • Overall budget:

    € 7 970 833

  • EU contribution

    € 5 381 969

Coordinated by:

RINA CONSULTING SPA

Italy