Tourism Potential of Railway Services 2

Start: 2017-01-1

End: 2019-12-31

Project code: 2017/PAS/529

Project director: Marc GUIGON

Project manager: Vanessa PEREZ

Railway activity and tourism are contemporary. The 19th century saw the birth of these two activities that have always been linked. Mobility and tourism are two practically inseparable terms.
Tourist trains are attractive products that have much to contribute to the implementation of key concepts for current economies such as sustainable development, decentralization, diversification or management of tourist flows. Tourist trains allow the creation of added value at economic and social level through optimization of existing resources.
However, tourist trains tend to be isolated projects with few connections with each other, which is the reason why there are opportunities to develop in relation to networking and finding synergies.
In the context of steadily growing international tourism, the purpose of TOPRAIL2 is to reduce the lack of visibility of railway tourism products and to encourage train and tourism opportunities by collaboration between stakeholders.
Railway tourism projects cover different dimensions:

  • Development factor: the railway has always been closely linked to the regions and their development.
  • Focus of social cohesion: they are attractive products for all types of customers (young people, adults whether working or retired, families, railway enthusiasts, people who are discovering railways, domestic and international tourists)
  • Pedagogical and heritage dimension: in many cases these projects allow to increase knowledge of the railroad and its history, linked with economic and industrial development.

The benefits of this project would be:

  • Promotion of UIC members’ products both among themselves and towards the general public
  • Dissemination of best practices and the assessment of their potential portability
  • Stimulation of regional development as a result of collaboration and promotion activities
  • Use of existing infrastructure to the full of their potential
  • Improvement of railways’ global image.

7th R&D Framework Programme/Horizon 2020 Acoustic control for new composite blocks Administ of HERMES Messages + relating 900 Leaflets Administration of Passenger Commercial Issues Administration of Passenger Technical Issues Artificial Intelligence for Remote Monitoring Asset Management – unified procurement methods in order to achieve high quality for less money Asset Management Common Method and Template in a GIS implementation Brake Performance Deficiency of UCT (Unaccompanied Container Transport) trains Capacity4Rail Commuter and Regional Train Services Commuter and Regional Train Services II Composite brake block behaviour under winter conditions DEcision-making and Slab-track MANagement Design, definition and localisation of a "Trackcircuit" for detection of broken rails without detect Digital Observatory & New Projects Platform Direct electropneumatic brake Direct Radio Link for Train Completeness Safety Check DOOR TO DOOR e- WAG ECCO Phase 2 ECCO Phase 3 EES Platform Activitie Emergency Brake Valves Performance on ERTMS Lines Energy & Electric Traction Experts Group Energy Efficiency Best Practice Workshops Energy Efficiency Best Practice Workshops (Europe) eRail Freight Intermodal – Phase 2 ERTMS Platform services EUR palette European Standard Freight Wagon Axle for 25t (ESFA 25) Exceptional and Over-Loads on Existing Infrastructures Exchange of Railway Vehicules phase 2 Formalization of Interfaces Functional Specifications Future Railways Mobile Communications Systems Solutions GALILEO Panel of Experts GSM-R GSM-R Network Management Harmonised Methodology for Infrastructure Lifetime Assessment Harmonization of track quality description and assessment High Speed Activities Holding Force 2017 How to improve the overall safety at level crossings using new technologies and operating modes to m Impact of the digitalisation on the modern Traffic Operation possibilities (linked to “Traffic manag IPAAB AUDIT Lasting Infrastructure Benchmarking Long term development of railway stations Long trains with distributed power MERITS PRIFIS New UIC Standard "Overhead Conductor Rail Requirements" Noise Technical Advice Other Freight Activities Panel of Experts Activity - Asset Management Group Panel Of Structural Experts Passenger Accessibility Solutions Support and Action Group for Europe Passenger Accessibility Solutions Support and Action Group for Europe II Passenger Door System, Alarm System and Communication System: Safety and Standardised Operation PRIFIS PRM Assistance Booking Tool RailTopoModel (ERIM) RailTopoModel extension for Building information modelling (BIM) RailTopoModel for Geographic Information Systems RailTopoModel for Simulation Railway Telecom Panel of Experts Recommendations for the DEsign and use of MOnoblock concrete SLEEPERs REFERENCE GUIDE OF CORE RAIL JOB PROFILES AND PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCES Requirement DataBase EUTREQ REVERSIBLE SUBSTATIONS Revision of UIC Leaflet 930 RIC Rolling Stock Bogie Energy Management and Brake-Wheel interaction Rolling Stock multimedia applications Rolling Stock on board applications (traction-braking management) and commissioning Rules for the consist and braking of international freight trains SAFETY PLATEFORM SATLOC+ (follow up of SATLOC) system safety demonstration on the basis of the formal functional mode SECURITY PLATFORM SFERA: Smart communications for efficient rail activities Signalling Panel of Experts Station Managers Global Group Station Managers Global Group Technical advice and assessment of European Railway noise policy and research Tourism potential of railway services Tourism Potential of Railway Services 2 Track Circuit Shunting Booster Track Experts Group Activity - (TEG) including INNOTRACK Dissemination Track stability and prevention of buckling Train Bus Applications and Homologation TRAINING CENTRE NETWORKS UIC Control App UIC-IEC Overhead Contact Line life cycle harmonization Upgrading and Updating the UIC Standard 413 URT - PRISM (Passenger Railway International Security-based Mobile app) Vegetation Control and Use of Herbicides WG Pallets Wheel: European Standard low maintenance for 25t traffic Works of Programme Managers and SETs XBORDER quick wins