Innovative Intelligent Rail (IN2RAIL)

IN2RAIL is to set the foundations for a resilient, consistent, cost-efficient, high capacity European network by delivering important building blocks that unlock the innovation potential that exists in SHIFT2RAIL: innovative technologies will be explored and resulting concepts embedded in a systems framework where infrastructure, information management, maintenance techniques, energy, and engineering are integrated, optimised, shared and exploited. IN2RAIL will make advances towards SHIFT2RAIL objectives: enhancing the existing capacity fulfilling user demand; increasing the reliability delivering better and consistent quality of service; reducing the LCC increasing competitiveness of the EU rail system. To achieve the above, a holistic approach covering Smart Infrastructures, Intelligent Mobility Management (I2M)and Rail Power Supply and Energy Management will be applied. Smart Infrastructure addresses the fundamental design of critical assets - switches and crossings and tracks. It will research components capable of meeting future railway demands and will utilise modern technologies in the process. Risk and condition-based LEAN approaches to optimise RAMS and LCC in asset maintenance activities will be created to tackle the root causes of degradation. I2M researches automated, interoperable and inter-connected advanced traffic management systems; scalable and upgradable systems, utilising standardised products and interfaces, enabling easy migration from legacy systems; the wealth of data and information on assets and traffic status; information management systems adding the capability of nowcasting and forecasting of critical asset statuses. Rail Power Supply and Energy Management create solutions to improve the energy performance of the railway system. Research on new power systems characterised by reduced losses and capable of balancing energy demands, along with innovative energy management systems enabling accurate and precise estimates of energy flows.

Partner organizations

  • Systra Sa (Private, France)
  • Gridnet (Private, Greece)
  • Thales Group (Private, France)
  • Deutsche Bahn (Public, Germany)
  • Emte S.l.u. (Private, Spain)
  • Siemens (Private, Germany)
  • Ingenieria Y Economia Del Transporte S.A. (Private, Spain)
  • Ansaldo STS (Private, Italy)
  • University of Birmingham (Academic, United Kingdom)
  • AZD Praha (Private, Czech Republic)
  • Union des Industries Ferroviaires Europeennes (Unife) (Private, Belgium)
  • Embedded Rail Technology Ltd (Private, United Kingdom)
  • EVOLEO Technologies (Private, Portugal)
  • Sygnity (Private, Poland)
  • RWTH Aachen University (Academic, Germany)
  • Loughborough University (Academic, United Kingdom)
  • Strukton Rail (Private, Netherlands)
  • University of Nottingham (Academic, United Kingdom)
  • German Aerospace Center (DLR) (Research Institute, Germany)
  • IRT SystemX (Research Institute, France)
  • Swedish Transport Administration (Public, Sweden)
  • University of Genoa (Academic, Italy)
  • DotVision (Private, France)
  • Luleå University of Technology (Academic, Sweden)
  • HaCon Ingenieurgesellschaft (Private, Germany)
  • Indra Sistemas (Private, Spain)
  • Neelogy (Private, France)
  • Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd (Private, United Kingdom)
  • FCC Construccion (Private, Spain)
  • CAF Signalling (Private, Spain)
  • Rete Ferroviaria Italiana (RFI) (Public, Italy)
  • European Federation Of Railway Trackworks Contractors (Private, Luxemburg)
  • D'appolonia (Private, Italy)
  • Alstom Transport (Private, France)
  • Societe Nationale des Chemins de fer Francais (Public, France)
  • Universidade do Porto (Academic, Portugal)
  • Bombardier Transportation Sweden (Private, Sweden)
  • 3Deling (Private, Poland)
  • University of Bristol (Academic, United Kingdom)
  • Kompetenzzentrum, das Virtuelle Fahrzeug, Forschungsgesellschaft (Research Institute, Austria)
  • Sapienza University of Rome (Academic, Italy)
  • ÖBB-Infrastruktur AG (Private, Austria)
  • Tata Steel, Netherlands (Private, Netherlands)
  • Vossloh Cogifer Sa (Private, France)
  • Administrador de Infraestructuras Ferroviarias (Private, Spain)
  • Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft Zur (Private, Germany)
  • Polytechnic University of Milan (Academic, Italy)
  • MERMEC (Private, Italy)
  • University of Southampton (Academic, United Kingdom)
  • ACCIONA Infrastructures (Private, Spain)
  • IZT – Institute for Futures Studies and Technology Assessment (Research Institute, Germany)
  • The University of Huddersfield (Academic, United Kingdom)
Start date 01/05/2015
End date The project is closed: 30/04/2018

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