Technologies for Sustainable & Attractive European Rail Freight

IP Coordinator: Norbert Kahl - DB AG

Overview


Topic:
S2R-OC-IP5-02-2015
Total Project Value:
€ 999 822,50
Duration:
from 01/11/2016 to 30/06/2018
S2R (Of H2020) co-funding:
€ 999 822,50
Coordinator:
Andrea Demadonna
UNION DES INDUSTRIES FERROVIAIRES EUROPEENNES - UNIFE
Complementary projects:

Objective

The goal of DYNAFREIGHT (Innovative technical solutions for improved train DYNAmics and operation of longer FREIGHt Trains) is to provide the necessary inputs for the development of the next railway freight propulsion concepts within Shift2Rail.
The project contributes to overcoming the problems of operational and technical nature that have been negatively affecting the overall capacity, performance and competitiveness of the EU rail freight industry.

The project addresses two main areas:

  1. Freight running gear for locomotives: DYNAFREIGHT designs and develops the necessary concepts that will allow a locomotive freight bogie to reduce wheel and track wear, to have lower noise and lower LCC.
  2. Operation of long freight trains: following the outcomes of MARATHON, DYNAFREIGHT prepares the path for regular operations of long freight trains.

Main planned outcomes:
  • Improved performances: traction, speed, running dynamics and wheel/rail efforts
  • Reduced rail freight noise at the source
  • Enhance capacity/traffic throughput with the operation of longer trains
  • Reduction of operation and maintenance costs (reduce wheel and rail wear, smarter maintenance, etc.)

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No: 730811