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Digitalization and Automation of Freight Rail

FR8RAIL II

Digitalization and Automation of Freight Rail

Call for proposal: 
H2020-S2RJU-CFM-2018
Link to CORDIS:
Objectives: 

Within the challenges highlighted in the IP5 part of the S2R Master Plan, FR8RAIL II further focuses on improving the freight eco system by addressing various challenges: New automatic couplers (1), provided with electrical and data transmission functionalities will massively improve the efficiency of the train composition process, new telematics and electrification (2) will enable Condition Based Maintenance (CBM) by collecting, transmitting and using the necessary information while being supplied with the required energy by means of an advanced energy management system.

Improved methods for annual and short-term timetable planning (3) will help traffic operators increasing the overall capacity and raise punctuality and with Real-time network management (4), integrating medium to short-term and operational planning at yards/terminals and in the railway network, inefficiencies will be further reduced or even eliminated.

Future freight wagon design (5) is a stream that will contribute in improving reliability of the freight transport while increasing the payload per meter of train. The latter one will be propelled by future main line electric freight locomotives featuring highly flexible freight propulsion (6) systems with reduced operational costs. Furthermore, these new freight trains will be propelled by more than one locomotive running with distributed power (7), thus allowing long freight trains up to 1,500 m.

Last but not least, focus is given to driver advisory systems that are connected (C-DAS) to the traffic management systems (8), further enhancing capacity, improving punctuality and optimize energy consumption of the railway system.

Summarizing, FR8RAIL II focuses on various facets of the freight eco system with one goal: overall improvement and increase of competitiveness of the rail freight transport.

Institution Type:
Institution Name: 
European Commission
Type of funding:
Lead Organisation: 

Bombardier Transportation Gmbh

Address: 
EICHHORNSTRASSE 3
10785 BERLIN
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€788,784
Partner Organisations: 

Construcciones Y Auxiliar De Ferrocarriles Investigacion Y Desarrollo Sl

Address: 
JOSE MIGUEL ITURRIOZ 26
20200 BEASAIN
Spain
EU Contribution: 
€295,691

Hitachi Rail Sts Spa

Address: 
VIA MANTOVANI 3/5
16151 GENOVA
Italy
EU Contribution: 
€193,758

Tatravagonka As

Address: 
Stefanikova 887/53
058 01 Poprad
Slovakia
EU Contribution: 
€284,025

Deutsche Bahn Ag

Address: 
Postdamer Platz 2
10785 BERLIN
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€1,055,205

Sncf Mobilites

Address: 
9 RUE JEAN-PHILIPPE RAMEAU
93200 ST DENIS
France
EU Contribution: 
€62,892

Contraffic Gmbh

Address: 
HAESELERSTRASSE 20
14050 BERLIN
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€184,986

Trafikverket

Address: 
RodaVagen 1
781 89 BORLANGE
Sweden
EU Contribution: 
€862,145

Ac2T Research Gmbh

Address: 
VIKTOR KAPLAN STRASSE 2
2700 WIENER NEUSTADT
Austria
EU Contribution: 
€195,785

Deutsches Zentrum Fr Luft Und Raumfahrt E.v

Address: 
Linder Hoehe
51147 KOELN
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€591,173

Kompetenzzentrum - Das Virtuelle Fahrzeug Forschungsgesellschaft M.b.h.

Address: 
Inffeldgasse 21a / 1. Stock
8010 GRAZ
Austria
EU Contribution: 
€123,875

Indra

Address: 
Avenida de Bruselas, 35
Alcobendas Madrid
Spain
EU Contribution: 
€269,938

Materials Center Leoben Forschung Gmbh

Address: 
ROSEGGERSTRASSE 12
8700 LEOBEN
Austria
EU Contribution: 
€28,661

Knorr Bremse Systeme Fr Schienenfahrzeuge Gmbh

Address: 
Moosacher Strasse 80
401060 MUNCHEN
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€88,823

Pj Messtechnik Gmbh

Address: 
WAAGNER-BIRO-STRASSE 125
8020 GRAZ
Austria
EU Contribution: 
€48,942

Faiveley Transport Italia Spa

Address: 
VIA VOLVERA 51
10045 PIOSSASCO TO
Italy
EU Contribution: 
€200,248

Asociacion Centro Tecnologico Ceit

Address: 
PASEO MANUEL DE LARDIZABAL 15
20018 SAN SEBASTIAN
Spain
EU Contribution: 
€186,638
Technologies: 
Development phase: