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Europe’s Rail Flagship Project 4 - Sustainable and green rail systems

PROJECTS
Funding
European
European Union
Duration
-
Geo-spatial type
Infrastructure Node
Total project cost
€0
EU Contribution
€38 386 394
Project Acronym
FP4 - Rail4EARTH
STRIA Roadmaps
Infrastructure (INF)
Transport mode
Rail icon
Transport policies
Environmental/Emissions aspects
Transport sectors
Passenger transport,
Freight transport

Overview

Call for proposal
HORIZON-ER-JU-2022-01
Link to CORDIS
Background & Policy context

The EU has set ambitious targets to improve the existing sustainability performance of railway systems, which calls for new innovative products and services to be developed, tested and deployed. The aim of this destination (based on leading-edge technologies to minimise energy and resource consumption and environmental impact) is a more attractive and climate-resilient mode of transport. In this context, the EU-funded FP4 - Rail4EARTH project will make significant advances in numerous aspects (technical, environmental, economic and standardisation). Led by a consortium of global leaders in train and subsystem research and manufacturing, the project will provide the needed scientific and technical solutions via the development and demonstration of new solutions. These will be in line with the EU’s aim to be climate neutral by 2050.

Objectives

This proposal is fully addressing the HORIZON-ER-JU-2022-FA4-01 call for project. Its scope of work is covering the Sustainable and green rail systems including rolling stocks, infrastructures, stations and all of their related sub-systems. The objectives are to significantly progress on several families of Key Performance Indicators on different fields : technical ,environmental, economical, standardisation.

The decarbonisation of diesel trains, noise and vibration reduction, energy savings, circular economy, resource consumption, resilience to climate change and pandemic attack, attractiveness of passenger trains are at the heart of the proposed project. The consortium carrying out the project is made of recognized world-class know-how partners : operators, train and sub-sytems manufacturers, research and technology laboratories. It will perfectly identify the precise needs of operators including implicitly the European public policies of sustainable transports, including Climate Neutral Europe for 2050. It will provide the needed scientific and technical solutions via the development and demonstrations (up to TRL7) of new solutions increasing drastically the environmental performances of the railway holistic system. These new solutions will be proposed while verifying that they have viable economic models ensuring a rapid commercialization for the benefit of European citizens.

Driven with a constant will for performance, the project will regularly quantify its KPIs progress and will communicate regularly with other ERJU projects as well as other European research entities such as Clean Hydrogen JU or Batt4EU so that all suitable synergies can be implemented.
With the quality of its partners, its organization and its processes implemented for maximum efficiency, there is no doubt that this project will achieve all the project objectives set by the HORIZON-ER-JU-2022-FA4-01 Call.

Funding

Specific funding programme
HORIZON.2.5 - Climate, Energy and Mobility
HORIZON.2.5.8 - Smart Mobility
Other Programme
HORIZON-ER-JU-2022-FA4-01 A sustainable and green rail system

Partners

Lead Organisation
Organisation
Alstom Transport Sa
Address
48 RUE ALBERT DHALENNE, 93400 SAINT OUEN, France
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€6 900 147
Partner Organisations
Organisation
Centro De Estudios De Materiales Y Control De Obra Sa
Address
CALLE BENAQUE 9, 29004 MALAGA, Spain
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€235 800
Organisation
Ferrovie Dello Stato Italiane Spa
Address
PIAZZA DELLA CROCE ROSSA 1, 00161 ROMA, Italy
EU Contribution
€1 695 320
Organisation
Construcciones Y Auxiliar De Ferrocarriles, S.a.
Address
José Miguel Iturrioz 26, 20200 Beasain, Spain
EU Contribution
€5 289 030
Organisation
Hitachi Rail Sts Spa
Address
VIA MANTOVANI 3/5, 16151 GENOVA, Italy
EU Contribution
€2 376 001
Organisation
Polskie Koleje Panstwowe Spolka Akcyjna
Address
UL ALEJE JEROZOLIMSKIE 142A, 02 305 WARSZAWA, Poland
EU Contribution
€4 710 434
Organisation
FAIVELEY TRANSPORT SAS
Address
3 RUE DU 19 MARS 1962, 92230 Gennevilliers, France
EU Contribution
€2 158 721
EU Contribution
€479 565
Organisation
Fundacion Tekniker
Address
CALLE INAKI GOENAGA 5, 20600 EIBAR GUIPUZCOA, Spain
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€208 740
Organisation
Societe Nationale Sncf
Address
2 PLACE AUX ETOILES, 93200 ST DENIS, France
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€1 980 544
EU Contribution
€978 069
Organisation
STRUKTON RAIL NEDERLAND BV
Address
WESTKANAALDIJK 2, 3542 BA Utrecht, Netherlands
EU Contribution
€1 050 073
Organisation
Comsa Sau
Address
Calle Viriato 47, 8014 Barcelona, Spain
EU Contribution
€313 800
Organisation
Patentes Talgo Sl
Address
Paseo Del Tren Talgo 2, 28290 Las Rozas De Madrid, Spain
EU Contribution
€2 570 286
Organisation
DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUR LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Address
LINDER HOHE, 51147 KOLN, Germany
EU Contribution
€1 064 981
Organisation
Siemens Mobility Gmbh
Address
OTTO-HAHN-RING 6, 81379 MUNCHEN, Germany
EU Contribution
€1 199 978
EU Contribution
€895 697
EU Contribution
€630 871
Organisation
OEBB-TECHNISCHE SERVICES-GMBH
Address
AM HAUPTBAHNHOF 2, 1100 WIEN, Austria
EU Contribution
€22 800
Organisation
Ns Reizigers Bv
Address
Laan Van Puntenburg 100, 3511ER Utrecht, Netherlands
EU Contribution
€901 640
Organisation
ADMINISTRADOR DE INFRAESTRUCTURAS FERROVIARIAS
Address
CALLE SOR ANGELA DE LA CRUZ NUM 3 PLANTA 9, 28020 Madrid, Spain
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€939 235
Organisation
NORWEGIAN RAILWAY DIRECTORATE
Address
BISKOP GUNNERUS' GATE 14A, 0185 Oslo, Norway
EU Contribution
€971 675
Organisation
Asociacion Centro Tecnologico Ceit
Address
PASEO MANUEL DE LARDIZABAL 15, 20018 SAN SEBASTIAN, Spain
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€812 988

Technologies

Technology Theme
Infrastructure management
Technology
Railway technological infrastructure
TRL
TRL 7
Development phase
Demonstration/prototyping/Pilot Production

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