EU Funding Programme

Technology demonstrators for competitive, intelligent rail freight operation

The following specific challenges should be addressed by the proposal in answer to this topic:New Automatic Couplers; Telematics and Electrification; Improved methods for annual and short term timetable planning; Real-time network management ;freight wagon design; freight propulsion and Distributed Power.  The research activities are expected to contribute to the creation of a framework for an effective railway for freight as a part of the logistical value chain in a more automated way via intelligent equipment and railway terminals enabling the provision of accurate information to end customers and operators.