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Start-up activities for Advanced Signalling and Automation Systems

X2Rail-1

Start-up activities for Advanced Signalling and Automation Systems

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X2Rail-1 addresses the S2R-CFM-IP2-01-2015 “Start-up activities for Advanced Signalling and Automation System” call issued by the Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking as part of the Innovation Programme 2 “Advanced Traffic Management & Control Systems”.

The X2Rail-1 project aims to research and develop six selected key technologies to foster innovations in the field of railway signalling and automation systems towards a flexible, real-time, intelligent traffic management and decision support system.

The actions to be undertaken in the scope of X2Rail-1 are related to the following specific objectives:

  • To overcome the limitations of the existing communication systems by adapting radio communication systems which establish the backbone for the next generation advanced rail automation systems.
  • To improve the usable track capacity by introducing more Automatic Train Operation (ATO) systems and Moving Block systems.
  • To innovate the signalling architectures towards more decentralized and less cost intensive systems by incorporating Moving Block systems and Smart Wayside Objects. 
  • To minimize energy consumption and to improve train punctuality through more extensive use of Automatic Train Operation (ATO) systems.
  • To increase innovation in the field of lab testing by developing architectures for new lab test systems and simulations for control, command and communication systems in order to reduce costs. 
  • To ensure security among all connected signalling and control systems by developing new cyber security systems dedicated to railways.
  • To ensure the backward compatibility of ERMTS/ETCS technologies, notwithstanding of the required functional enrichment of the future signalling and control systems.
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Institution Name: 
European Commission
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Programme Other: 
Shift2Rail
Partners: 



ALSTOM TRANSPORT SA - France




ANSALDO STS S.p.A. - Italy




AZD PRAHA SRO - Czech Republic




BOMBARDIER TRANSPORTATION SWEDEN AB - Sweden




CAF SIGNALLING S.L - Spain




ASOCIACION CENTRO TECNOLOGICO CEIT-IK4 - Spain




DEUTSCHE BAHN AG
Germany




DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUER LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV - Germany




SCHWEIZERISCHE BUNDESBAHNEN SBB AG - Switzerland




RAILENIUM - France




HACON INGENIEURGESELLSCHAFT MBH - Germany




INDRA SISTEMAS SA - Spain




KAPSCH CARRIERCOM AG - Austria




MER MEC SPA - Italy




NETWORK RAIL INFRASTRUCTURE LIMITED - United Kingdom




SNCF RESEAU - France




THALES TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS GMBH - Germany




TRAFIKVERKET - TRV - Sweden

Organisation: 
Siemens
Address: 
Wittelsbacherplatz 2
Zipcode: 
80333
City: 
MUENCHEN
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