FR8RAIL

Real time information applications and energy efficient solutions for rail freight

Financed by

Grant agreement ID: HORIZON 2020
Program: H2020-S2RJU-CFM-2017

Partners

  • DEUTSCHE BAHN AG

  • BOMBARDIER TRANSPORTATION GMBH

  • CAF POWER & AUTOMATION SL

  • ANSALDO STS S.p.A.

  • INDRA SISTEMAS SA

  • CONTRAFFIC GMBH

  • Ceit-IK4

  • DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUER LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV

  • VERBAND DER BAHNINDUSTRIE IN DEUTSCHLAND (VDB) EV

  • Kompetenzzentrum - Das Virtuelle Fahrzeug, Forschungsgesellschaft mbH

  • AVL LIST GMBH

  • OBB-Infrastruktur AG

  • SCHWEIZERISCHE BUNDESBAHNEN SBB AG

Summary

The main objective of the FR8RAIL Cluster projects is the development of functional requirements for a sustainable and attractive European rail transport.

The objectives of the FR8RAIL Cluster projects are:

  • A 10% reduction in the cost of transporting goods measured in tons/km.

  • A 20% reduction in waiting times, increasing the attractiveness of freight traffic by making 100% of the information on rail freight transport available to logistics chain information systems.

The objectives of the FR8RAIL Cluster projects will be achieved through the development of a number of vital areas within the freight railway.

There are six main areas of work that form the backbone of the approach of this project, to achieve the development of functional requirements for sustainable and attractive European rail transport. The work areas are:

  • Business analytics, KPIs

  • Conditions for Predictive Maintenance and Maintenance

  • Telematics and Electrification

  • Rolling Stock and Technical Specifications of the Goods Wagon

  • Automated Coupling

  • Architecture and Integration

The result of FR8RAIL Cluster projects and its deliverables are expected to contribute positively and support Shift2Rail's objectives are set out in the strategic master plan and multiannual action plan, to strengthen the role of rail in the transport system and, in particular, in rail freight transport.