The comprehensive objective of IMPACT-2 is to help maximising the impact of Shift2Rail by preparing the socio-economic framework. It contains analysing the socio-economic impact of the S2R developments, assess the impact of the Shift2Rail development by using key performance indicators and System Platform Demonstrators (SPD) as well as starting the standardisation of the S2R technologies. Another objective is to integrate the different rail service operations via a common ICT structure. This Integration Layer provide a seamless exchange of involved Traffic Operations and Assets covered under the scope of this program with a specified data structure to enable legacy and new applications to unambiguously use the available information as input to optimize their service offer. Finally the transversal aspects of smart maintenance and human capital are covered.
Specific objectives of IMPACT-2 are:
WP1 - Project managementThe objectives of this work package are:
To ensure effective coordination of the project
To ensure efficient management of common consortium activities
To ensure effective overall administrative and financial management of the projectWP2 - Socio-Economic ImpactSocietal objectives, technological and behavioural trends and the assessment of how the railways and the whole transport sector can interact, respond and also be a driver of change is important for policy makers about to commit investment in assets with such longevity as rail or infrastructure. How may potentially disruptive new technologies, that undoubtedly will accompany the 4th industrial revolution, impact the mobility patterns of people and what will the continuing globalisation mean for trade patterns and global supply chains? The aim of long term needs and outside perspective research outlined in the S2R MAAP is to identify future trends and liaise them with S2R, thus bringing a perspective leading to 2050 on the S2R activities. The objectives of WP 2 are to:
Evaluate the rail system’s as well as S2R’s possible contribution to achieve societal objectives;
Analyse the obstacles of the current railway system to attract more freight customers and to isolate the single and combined influence of different factors, which will be a quick-win starting point to customer attractiveness;
Present which customer requirements and future needs have to be taken into consideration in any further activities of the railway system to get a success story today and in the future.WP3 - SPD ImplementationBy using the future customer needs and expectations scenarios are defined to identify the System Platform Demonstrators (SPD) for S2R. Those scenarios are identified on the basis of the today’s equivalent scenario to estimate the effect on the modal split for passenger or freight rail transport. Use cases are selected for each market segment, high-speed/mainline passenger rail, regional passenger rail, urban/suburban passenger rail and rail freight, this will enable concrete results on societal effects of a broad range of S2R innovations. The following four applications will be analysed:
SPD application for high-speed/mainline passenger rail
SPD application for regional passenger rail
SPD application for urban/suburban passenger rail
SPD application for rail freightWP4 - Quantitative KPI-Tree and SPD integrated assessmentA tree of the Key Performance Indicators (KPI) is modelled and an integrated assessment of the impact of Shift2Rail and especially the effect on the SPD scenarios will be performed. The KPI tool and methodology will be used to capture and monitor the impact of Shift²Rail, the socio-economic effects will present the challenges and chances of tomorrow and the System Platform Demonstrators will be the basis for the demonstration of the changes between today and after Shift2Rail. All the three together have the potential to become an indispensable decision support for railway undertakings infrastructure managers and railway operators. WP5 - StandardisationThe technologies developed in the S2R projects shall be standardised in an efficient and fast process by a harmonised process. This WP will
Assess the standardisation potential of Shift2Rail expected outcomes
Propose and implement innovative and optimised standardisation processes
Provide guidelines, template and support to TD leaders for standard drafting
Monitor progress in standardisation activities in liaison with standardisation bodies and professional organisations.WP6 - Smart MaintenanceApproaches and concepts for smart and condition-based maintenance are harmonized between the five IPs to achieve a maximum efficiency. WP6 is divided into three topics each with specific objective:
Smart maintenance concept for the whole railway system
Condition based maintenance for passenger trains
Integrated infrastructure & rolling stock data management for smart maintenancesWP7 - Integrated MobilityI2M will provide a step change towards seamless fully-automated process integration of railway related services and other modes of transport. A first phase focusses on enhancing the system designed under X2RAIL-2 WP6 (Traffic Management System) with all necessary constituents needed to link Freight Operations to the overall process. In particular the works executed under this work program shall deliver:
Increase of transport capacity, reliability and reduced cost of Rail Freight Operations through application of advanced Information and Communication Technology (ICT) environment developed in X2RAIL-2 WP6 to integrate Freight Operations
Growth of the Rail Freight Transportation segment using seamless information exchange routines between internal and external clients and services thus increasing Rail Freight Transportation Capacity
Decreased cost of Rail Freight Management processes applying advanced , high efficient and automated Business Logic and decision support tools
Increased overall line capacity and punctuality of Freight trains based on the introduction of high precision improved estimated time of arrival calculation logic and slot planning/management toolsWP8 - Human CapitalThe railway staff using the S2R technologies need to be prepared and trained as well as the organisations need to be adopted for the faster evolution of technology in the future. The activities are expected to contribute to overcome the challenges imposed by demographic change and to balance the benefits and risks for the human capital in the system imposed by comprehensive and radical technological innovations. The following topics will be addressed:
Change in job profiles
Skills and qualifications
Establish a mapping of current skills and identify the prospects for quantitative and qualitative developments at 5 and 10 years
Creating agile organizationsWP9 - DisseminationThe objectives of this work package are:
To raise awareness about the societal and business dimensions of the S2R initiative among a wider public of concerned parties
To ensure dissemination of activities and results towards policy makers on EU and national levels, media and other interested stakeholders through appropriate communication channels.
To develop and implement a communication plan.
To liaise with and support general S2R and JU dissemination and information activities
The following deliverable is a documentation of the rough quantitative model considering the main impact of the Technical Demonstrators (TDs) on the Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).
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For the first time, the symposium on Rail Transport Demand Management 2018 was hosted by an interdisciplinary committee from Technische Universität Darmstadt and German Rail. The first RTDM was held in Darmstadt, Germany the 24th and 25th of October 2018.
Impact-2 partners submitted the abstract "Passenger Demand in a Technical World" and presented during the second day:
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