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IP Coordinator: Felicity Osborn - NR

Overview


Topic:
S2R-CFM-IP3-01-2017
Total Project Value:
€ 13 439 981,17
Duration:
from 01/09/2017 to 31/08/2022
S2R (Of H2020) co-funding:
€ 5 972 727,07
Coordinator:
Aneta Tumilowicz
NETWORK RAIL INFRASTRUCTURE LIMITED
Complementary projects:

Objectives

IN2STEMPO has three primary objectives, which address the topic of “Smart system energy management solution and future station solutions”. They are:

  1. Smart Power Supply Demonstrator (TD3.9) – The project seeks to develop a smart railway power grid, in an interconnected and communicated system
  2. Smart Metering for Railway Distributed Energy Resource Management System Demonstrator (TD3.10) – The project seeks to achieve a fine mapping of energy flows within the entire railway system, forming the basis of later energy management strategy
  3. Future Stations Demonstrator – (TD3.11) – The Project will improve the customer experience at Railway Stations

Project Structure



WP01 - Project Management

Project Co-ordination, Consortium Management, Administrative and Financial Management and Quality assurance.

WP02 - Smart Control of rail power supply

The main objective of this Work Package is to provide a demonstrator installed in a 16.7Hz Substation. This demonstrator will be fitted with a control and protection system based on digital data function. This system will be tested to TRL5 in a relevant environment and will demonstrate usability within 50hz Rail power supply systems. This should lead to increased automation and a higher amount of information available for display on the system, forming the basis for the integration of power systems into asset management, and improved information for Traffic Management systems.

WP03 - FACTS for 50 Hz AC Rail Power Supply

Work Package 3’s main objective is to work on the design and implementation of a new 50Hz AC Smart Power Supply based on substations using Flexible AC Transmission System (FACTS) equipment. Build on and works with the products of WP2 to show that such products can be used within a 50Hz environment. This will achieve TRL4 for the whole system, and achieve a large number of benefits, including:

  • Reduction of energy losses within the rail power supply network.
  • Increased transport capacity within the system.
  • Improvement of power quality and capacity along all the track
  • Removal of separation actions.


WP04 - Railway System Smart Metering Use Case

This Work Package will work to define and implement three smart metering use cases in relevant railway environments. They are:
  1. A Commercially Operated Smart Metering Use Case (CO-OP) dedicated to fine mapping of energy flows.
  2. A Stationing and Maintenance facilities operation Smart Metering (STM-OP) which focuses on the energy consumption of trains out of commercial operation and of stabling infrastructure.
  3. An Infrastructure Electrical sub-system Use Case (IN-OP) which will continuously supervise power supply equipment states and direct energy consumption anomalies better
All three will be implemented in a relevant railway environment, at the EUROTUNNEL site in France and in UK Network Rail run locations.


WP05 - Smart Metering Technology Development and Implementation

The main objectives of this Work Package are to develop the technical components required to implement the use cases described in WP4, pushing the characteristics required by WP4 up to TRL5. This Work Package will design high-level architecture to this effect including field sensors, an Operational Data Management (ODM) platform, and User Applications and Decision Support Tools that allow access to the ODM in a user-friendly manner.

WP06 - Crowd Management in High Capcity Stations

The overall objective of this Work Package is to significantly improve both the customer experience and security in large and high capacity stations during both standard use and in emergency situations. A realistic 3D simulation system based off real-time data will be used to help enable this, leading to a TRL6 complete solution.

WP07 - Improved Station Designs and Components

This work Package aims to significantly improve the design of low-capacity stations and optimise the design process, from concept to construction. This will enable a reduction in construction and operational costs.

WP08 - Improved Accessibility to Trains - Platform Train Interface

This work package will achieve the following objectives:
  • Improved accessibility to trains for all passenger groups by addressing issues with Platform-Train Interface (PTI).
  • Develop solutions that allow safe and inclusive access to trains of varying heights without significantly impacting on the train’s dwell time at the platform
  • Analysing specific PTI issues like differing train heights and curved platforms and how this may affect accessibility.
  • Develop new PTI strategies for identified typical conditions in existing stations.


WP09 - Safety Management in Public Areas

Work Package 9 seeks to develop solutions for improving the safety and resilience of railway stations through developing models, risk assessments and a security manual that can be used to mitigate the impacts of a bomb blast. It will also analyse options for advanced CCTV technology that will analyse specific human behaviours, providing pre-emptive biometric information.

WP10 - Technical Co-ordination and Technology Demonstrators Integration

This work package will work to create a single and coherent project that addresses integration activities within all of IN2STEMPO, enabling seamless and effective technical co-ordination by providing work package leaders with a platform for integration.

WP11 - Dissemination, Communication and Exploitation

The work package will ensure that project results and outputs are widely disseminated and effectively exploited by their target groups. Dissemination and communication platforms will be established, specific decision makers and individuals will be targeted, collaborative work with industry partners will take place to facilitate this, and high quality results will be delivered.

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Results and Publications

Big Data in Shift2Rail: CONNECTIVE and In2Stempo projects

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In2Stempo - brochure

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In2Stempo - presentation

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In2Stempo newsletter - December 2020

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In2Stempo newsletter - June 2020

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In2Stempo Videos

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IN2S-WP10-D10.1-NR-001-I

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IN2S-WP11-D11.2-NR-001-I

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IN2S-WP11-D11.3-NR-001-I

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All deliverables, results and publications herewith provided reflects only the author's view and the S2R JU is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information it contains.

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In2Stempo at ExtenSive’s project kick-off

On December 17th, the formal kick-off meeting of the final Shift2Rail’s Innovation Programme 4 (IP4) Call for Members project -ExtenSive - took place online. 

In2Stempo coordinator, Aneta Tumilowicz (Network Rail), has been invited to present the project to ExtenSive consortium, as it was identified that there are several research areas that present the synergy opportunities for both projects.

Aneta has presented to ExtenSive consortium and invited guests the overall In2Stempo objectives and then in more details discussed the work done within In2Stempo’s work package 6 (Crowd Management in High Capacity Stations) and 7 (Improved Station Designs and Components).

Future Stations Solutions Presentation at TRANSPORT MEANS 2020

During the international scientific conference ‘TRANSPORT MEANS 2020’ held from 30 September to 2 October, PKP and IK did a presentation on future station solutions researched within In2Stempo. 
The aim of the conference is to provide a platform for discussion, interactions and exchange among researchers, industries and engineers. 

The Shift2Rail join undertaking was presented, and the structure of the Work Packages within the In2Stempo project was highlighted. It was outlined that the subproject “Future stations” focuses on four work packages: WP6 – crowd management in high-capacity stations, WP7 – improved small station design, WP8 – platform train interface improvement, WP9 – safety management in public areas. 

Proceeding this, the role of IK in the project was discussed, as well as the progress of work in the project. The presentation concluded with a discussion of the main aims and objectives for future stations, and how these goals can be achieved.

The paper called “Future Stations Solutions within IN2STEMPO Project of Shift2Rail” can be found under this link.

In2Stempo in Global Railway Review

In2Stempo project has been featured in the latest (Issue 5, 2020) issue of Global Railway Review.

Network’s Rail project coordinator, Aneta Tumilowicz, disused within the article, the ways in which In2Stempo research in areas of smart power supply, smart energy management and optimised station design, can contribute to the decarbonisation of our rail, as well as improving customer experience at the stations.

The whole article is available under this link.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No: 777515