Cost-Efficient and Reliable High-Capacity Infrastructure

IP Coordinator: Natalie Allen - Network Rail

Overview

Project title: Research into enhanced tracks, switches and structures


Topic: S2R-CFM-IP3-01-2016

Duration: from 01/09/2016 to 28/02/2019

Coordinator: Travikverket - TRV

Total Project Value: € 6 366 942

S2R (H2020) co-funding: € 2 799 993

Complementary project of: S-CODE

Objectives

The main objective of In2Track project 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 have been identified as part of the Shift2Rail Innovation Programme 3.

The specific objectives of IN2TRACK are divided into three parts;

  • Enhancing and optimising the switch & crossings and track systems in order to ensure the optimal line usage and capacity;
  • Investigating novel ways of extending the life of bridges and tunnel assets through new approaches to maintaining, repairing and upgrading these structures;
  • Development and adoption of a holistic, whole system-approach.

A whole-system approach, which is defined as the system boundaries extending from dynamic wheel-rail interaction (loading input) through to degradation of the S&C system, sub-systems, individual components, and underlying track foundation, will also be at the heart of IN2TRACK on how to reach the objectives.

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Sam Berggren

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Tom Tivey

Technical Leader
Network Rail
Tom.Tivey@networkrail.co.uk
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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No: 730841