Information published on 16 September 2014 in the UIC electronic newsletter "UIC eNews" Nr 415.

MAINLINE European research project on railway infrastructure, maintenance, renewal and improvement: Final workshop on 30 September at UIC HQ in Paris!

  • Infrastructure

UIC is pleased to invite you to the Final Workshop of the European MAINLINE research project that will take place on 30 September 2014 at UIC Headquarters in Paris.

MAINLINE stands for Maintenance, renewal and improvement of rail transport infrastructure to reduce economic and environmental impacts. The MAINLINE project has been initiated by UIC in order to develop methods and tools that will contribute to a more cost efficient and effective improvement of European railway infrastructure based on whole life considerations.
Please go to our website to find more information about the project, including the presentations of our last workshop in May:

During this workshop the final results and practical outputs will be presented and distributed to the participants, including:

  • a Life Cycle Assessment Tool (LCAT) that will evaluate whole life environmental and economic impact for maintenance and renewal activities of three assets – bridges, track and earthworks – and the corresponding user manual
  • a Guideline to the application of new technologies to extend the life of elderly rail infrastructure
  • a Guideline for replacement of elderly rail infrastructure

If you are willing to participate in this workshop, please register (free of charge) no later than 22 September 2014 on this page:

Registration is binding as the number of participants is limited.