UIC Projects

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7th R&D Framework Programme/Horizon 2020

Start: 2008-01-1 End: Project code: P000062 Project director: Jerzy WISNIEWSKI Project manager: Dennis SCHUT We need this permanent activity to support all the European as well as some of the interested non-European members to get involved in the projects called for and funded by the European Commission as part of the 7 year Horizon 2020 programme - starting 1 January 2014. The Horizon 2020 Programme consists of a number of different research & funding programs such as (...)
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Acoustic control for new composite blocks

Start: 2016-01-1 End: 2016-12-31 Project code: 2016/ENV/506 Project director: Jerzy WISNIEWSKI Project manager: Nicholas CRAVEN This project will protect the sectors reputation and credibility for noise management by resolving a weak point in the noise TSI and Implementing regulation 2015/429. The current noise TSI states that once an existing freight wagon has been retrofitted with composite brake blocks then the wagon is assumed to be compliant (ie silent), no actual noise (...)
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Administ of HERMES Messages + relating 900 Leaflets

Start: 2005-01-1 End: Project code: P000025 Project director: Sandra GEHENOT Project manager: Patrick MANTELL This activity must go hand in hand with modifications to interoperability standards to prepare for the transition between the current situation (UIC leaflets) and the future (TSI on Freight Telematics, new CIM consignment note for example). Other changes to the rules for wagon management, their numbering or any other alteration of the rules within the trade at international (...)
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Administration of Passenger Commercial Issues

Start: 2005-01-1 End: Project code: P000009 Project director: Marc GUIGON Project manager: Fabrizio SETTA This project is needed to create and maintain framework conditions of mutual trust for the international tariff cooperation of railway undertakings. This group also monitors the development of common international tariffs in international passenger traffic (formerly known as TCV, now: Special Conditions for International Carriage [SCIC] for non-integrated reservation tickets (...)
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Administration of Passenger Technical Issues

Start: 2005-01-1 End: Project code: P000005 Project director: Marc GUIGON Project manager: Fabrizio SETTA This project is the framework to develop and safeguard TAP-related know-how and solutions within the railway sector: Technical implementation of commercial requirements (decisions taken by Commercial Group) Maintenance and development of IT applications needed for the interoperability of ticketing and reservation systems Representation of the Passenger Forum in TAP TSI-related (...)
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Artificial Intelligence for Remote Monitoring

Start: 2018-01-1 End: 2019-12-31 Project code: 2018/RSF/591 Project director: Marc ANTONI Project manager: Francisco MARQUES NUNEZ Improving the efficiency of the existing railways assets using the possibility of the new digital possibility, especially the IoT (internet of thinks) and Artificial Intelligence possibility To reduce in a significative proportion the most important maintenance costs using the new possibilities possibly bring by the new digital technologies To increase in (...)
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Asset Management – unified procurement methods in order to achieve high quality for less money

Start: 2017-01-1 End: 2017-12-31 Project code: 2017/RSF/540 Project director: Marc ANTONI Project manager: Téodor GRADINARIU More and more IMs are procuring their maintenance and reinvestment services. Nowadays, there are a variety of strategies, processes and tools used in procurement, in order to achieve high quality for less money.
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Asset Management Common Method and Template in a GIS implementation

Start: 2016-01-1 End: 2017-12-31 Project code: 2016/RSF/504 Project director: Marc ANTONI Project manager: Airy MAGNIEN The objective of this project is to develop a common method and template for describing how critical infrastructure assets perform over their life in service under a range of maintenance and renewal strategies and with varying constraints on track access and costs. The application of this method generates information that has the potential to radically improve core (...)
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Brake Performance Deficiency of UCT (Unaccompanied Container Transport) trains

Start: 2016-01-1 End: 2017-12-31 Project code: 2016/RSF/499 Project director: Marc ANTONI Project manager: Hans PAUKERT As one of the results of a large stopping distance measurement campaign, SBB found that UCT trains (carrying containers, semi-trailers, swap bodies) have on average a 15% lower braking performance (braked weight percentage lambda) than the expected one according to the operational braking calculation of the trains, resp. 10% lower than the operational value written (...)
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Capacity4Rail

Start: 2013-10-1 End: 2017-09-30 Project code: P000377 Project director: Marc ANTONI Project manager: Alvaro ANDRÉS ALGUACIL To face the future challenge of increasing traffic and make the railway system more attractive and competitive, a step change will be needed to guarantee an adaptable system, offering a high operational capacity with high reliability and resilience to hazards. This step change will only be achieved through a global and combined optimization of the (...)
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Commuter and Regional Train Services

Start: 2015-01-1 End: Project code: 2015/PAS/431 Project director: Marc GUIGON Project manager: Vanessa PEREZ The purpose of CRTS is to obtain a continuous best-practice overview of operating passenger railways in regional and metropolitan areas, how to manage huge passenger flows and to satisfy customer expectations and how to manage cross border services. Moreover, consideration shall be given to financing and investment practices as well as on different forms of relationships (...)
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Commuter and Regional Train Services II

Start: 2018-01-1 End: 2020-12-31 Project code: 2018/PAS/581 Project director: Marc GUIGON Project manager: Vanessa PEREZ There are several facts to take into account nowadays to explain why the exchange of best practices and the relationship with other actors (authorities, industry, etc.) is necessary in order to improve governance and consequently financing mechanisms and better services to communities: Mobility is increasing dramatically in urban and suburban areas Railway is an (...)
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Composite brake block behaviour under winter conditions

Start: 2018-01-1 End: 2020-12-31 Project code: 2018/RSF/570 Project director: Christian CHAVANEL Project manager: Stefano GUIDI Context, project description The composite brake blocks have become more common by used all over Europe; all new block-braked rolling stock will be fitted with composite brake blocks. Some Nordic Railway Undertakings have reported reduced braking power with the composite brake blocks due to snow and ice accumulation between blocks and wheels. To solve this (...)
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CYRAIL

Visit CYRAIL website http://www.cyrail.eu CYRAIL project Objectives The main technical objectives are: To perform an exhaustive cyber security assessment of the Railway systems focusing on the most critical railway services, zones and communications To deliver a taxonomy of threats targeting rail management and control systems capable of classifying, describing and analysing cyber-attack threats; To assess and select innovative rail management systems attack detection techniques; To (...)
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DEcision-making and Slab-track MANagement

Start: 2016-01-1 End: 2017-12-31 Project code: 2016/RSF/489 Project director: Marc ANTONI Project manager: Harald SATTLER With the exception of designs that are already outmoded and tried-and-tested (Rheda type, tracks on Japanese networks), innovation with regard to slab track design still frequently comes from industrial manufacturers. This means that on a rapidly expanding global market, there is a proliferation of innovative slab track designs while at the same time infrastructure (...)
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Design, definition and localisation of a "Trackcircuit" for detection of broken rails without detect

Start: 2016-01-1 End: 2018-12-31 Project code: 2016/RSF/502 Project director: Marc ANTONI Project manager: DAVID RESUSTA Today on the lines equipped with axle counters or manual block sections, ETCS Level 2 and in the future, on the lines equipped on Level 3, ETCS (L3), on the sections without, physical track circuits, broken rail detection need to be reconsidered. To compensate for the absence of broken rail detection by the classical signalling systems, which is necessary to (...)
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DIGIM

Start: 2017-09-1 End: 2018-07-1 Project code: 2018/DIV/598 Project director: Francis BEDEL Project manager: Francis BEDEL Digital technologies underpin new paradigms in innovation and competitiveness across a broad range of market sectors. It is therefore necessary to identify the main digital potential fields and key enabling technologies which could result to quick and high benefits for the railways sector. All fields of the digital sector should be investigated taking in (...)
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DIGIM II

Start: 2019-04-1 End: 2020-06-30 Project code: 2019/DIV/642 Project director: Francis BEDEL Project manager: Parinaz BAZEGHI KISOMI DIGIM Programme The DIGIM (DIgital IMpacts on business processes) programme is a global, cross-functional programme aimed at leveraging new digital technologies to support business process development, improve railway safety and security, optimise operations and make better use of existing data. DIGIM I DIGIM II DIGIM-II, the second phase of the DIGIM (...)
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Digital Observatory & New Projects Platform

Start: 2017-01-1 End: 2018-12-31 Project code: 2017/PAS/553 Project director: Marc GUIGON Project manager: Marc GUIGON The international activity of European Railways concerning Commercial, Marketing and Distribution issues for Passengers transport has been traditionally very clear defined and very active. For both, commercialisation of international rail services or cross commercialisation of train services provided by the other operators, the UIC Commission, Platform and Forum (...)
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Direct electropneumatic brake

Start: 2017-01-1 End: 2018-06-30 Project code: 2017/RSF/537 Project director: Marc ANTONI Project manager: Sophie SERODON Direct electro-pneumatic braking systems are currently widely applied, not only on mainline vehicles but also on mass transit rolling stock. However, there is still no UIC, EN or ISO specification for this kind of brake. This project proposal aims to define functional requirements and interfaces for towing. Modern railways use two types of compressed air braking (...)
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Direct Radio Link for Train Completeness Safety Check

Start: 2017-01-1 End: 2018-12-31 Project code: 2017/RSF/545 Project director: Marc ANTONI Project manager: Piero PETRUCCIOLI ERTMS level 3 is becoming an increasingly interesting solution for introducing ERTMS at minimal cost (regional lines) or at highest performance (crowded/urban lines with moving block). An essential safety function required by L3 is the safe check of Train Completeness (also improperly called Train Integrity) to be carried out onboard. The only credible technical (...)
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DOOR TO DOOR

Start: 2018-01-1 End: Project code: 4DAENV-5 Project director: Jerzy WISNIEWSKI Project manager: Carole ESCOLAN ZENO Rail is not yet fully integrated into the broader network of mobility options – giving passengers the opportunity to easily travel door-to-door (e.g. from home to work). The first and last mile of journeys together with interfaces between modes present a significant barrier to passengers using the railway. The rail sector must respond to the challenges and opportunities (...)
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e- WAG

Start: 2017-01-1 End: 2018-12-31 Project code: 2017/FRE/549 Project director: Sandra GEHENOT Project manager: Patrick MANTELL Various initiatives and projects are running including some developments on upgrading of wagon connection. The CEO Task Force UIC/CER has summarized some use cases for an intelligent wagon. To ensure a real and necessary interoperability of trains, a standard on communication between wagons, wagons and locomotive is (...)
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ECCO Phase 2

Start: 2016-01-1 End: 2017-12-31 Project code: 2016/FRE/505 Project director: Hans Gunther KERSTEN Project manager: Sandra GEHENOT 6 of the 9 Rail Freight Corridors (RFC) were implemented at the end of 2013 and 3 additional ones will be implemented at the end of 2015 as per EU Regulation 913/2010. With this Regulation, the EU aims to give rail freight a last chance for it to become a competitive and sustainalbe transport mode. However, in devising the rules for setting up the (...)
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ECCO Phase 3

Start: 2018-01-1 End: 2019-12-31 Project code: 2018/FRE/586 Project director: Sandra GEHENOT Project manager: Sandra GEHENOT
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EES Platform Activitie

Start: 2008-01-1 End: Project code: P000089 Project director: Jerzy WISNIEWSKI Project manager: Carole ESCOLAN ZENO The environmental and sustainability leadership of the rail sector represent major arguments for greater investment and rail friendly policy. It is also important to demonstrate continuing progress and self regulation in order to reduce the risk of in appropriate regulation. These arguments are given credibility through the UIC-CER Sustainable Mobility Strategy 2030 and (...)
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Emergency Brake Valves Performance on ERTMS Lines

Start: 2015-01-1 End: 2017-03-31 Project code: 2015/RSF/403 Project director: Marc ANTONI Project manager: Sophie SERODON The European Train Control System (ETCS) uses a predefined calculation model to decide when the brakes have to be applied automatically in order to stop the train before reaching the stop signal. The emergency brake valves (EBV) used by ETCS to apply the brakes don t have sufficient requirements at the moment to guarantee that the time needed to apply the brakes (...)
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Energy & Electric Traction Experts Group

Start: 2010-01-1 End: Project code: P000261 Project director: Marc ANTONI Project manager: Victoria CALLEJA DURO Energy & Electrical Traction Group (E&ET) aims to provide railway infrastructure managers with guidelines for the administration, organisation and supervision of fixed installations. To better provide feedbacks on system design, architectures and maintenance, new technological applications, areas of improvement in normal operation and causes of accidents will be (...)
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Energy Efficiency Best Practice Workshops

Start: 2015-01-1 End: 2017-12-31 Project code: 2015/ENV/426 Project director: Jerzy WISNIEWSKI Project manager: Isabelle DE KEYZER Energy efficiency has a huge potential for cost savings (for most railways a 1% improvement will normally save several million Euros per year) and also represents the most direct way to reduce CO‎2 ‎emissions and to secure strong environmental ‎performance in support of the UIC-CER Sustainability Strategy‎.‎ ‎In recent years a lot of successfully concluded (...)
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Energy Efficiency Best Practice Workshops (Europe)

Start: 2018-01-1 End: 2020-12-31 Project code: 2018/ENV/569 Project director: Jerzy WISNIEWSKI Project manager: Carole ESCOLAN ZENO Energy efficiency has a huge potential for cost savings (for most railways a 1% improvement will normally save several million Euros per year) and also represents the most direct way to reduce CO2 emissions and to secure strong environmental performance in support of the UIC-CER Sustainability Strategy. In recent years many successfully concluded projects (...)
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eRail Freight Intermodal – Phase 2

Start: 2017-01-1 End: 2018-12-31 Project code: 2017/FRE/548 Project director: Sandra GEHENOT Project manager: Patrick MANTELL Follow up of the e-Rail Freight project. This second phase arises from the need to adapt to the changing legal environment related to: Dangerous Goods Compliance with TAF Location Format Union Customs Code Data and processes Compatibility with subsequent (...)
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ERTMS Platform services

Start: 2010-01-1 End: Project code: P000067 Project director: Marc ANTONI Project manager: Piero PETRUCCIOLI UIC is active within the ERTMS/ETCS development and evolution. At the European level other organisations such as the ERTMS Users Group, UNIFE, UNISIG, ERA, CER and EIM are cooperating. UIC assures the coordination and chairmanship of the CCS&Tlc Support Group set up under the CER. The main reasons of the project are: To contribute in collaboration with the CER-CCS S.G. (...)
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EUR palette

Start: 2012-01-1 End: 2016-12-31 Project code: P000347 Project director: Hans Gunther KERSTEN Project manager: Jozef FAZIK To insure an permanent increasing of use and production of EUR pallets, there is a requirement to work together firstly with global standardisation companies, (such as GS-1) and, secondly, with research institutes, and recognised logistics universities. Currently the favourite is the GS-1 project, of the MTV (reusable transport packaging) Competence Center and (...)
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European Standard Freight Wagon Axle for 25t (ESFA 25)

Start: 2015-01-1 End: 2017-12-31 Project code: 2015/RSF/406 Project director: Marc ANTONI Project manager: Sophie SERODON [Version 17.11.2014] Recent years have seen various measures being introduced to improve wheelset maintenance in response to incidents in service. Developing a new harmonised wagon axle/harmonised interface for wagon axles would serve towards harmonisation and ensuring effective maintenance at a low cost. These new axles are distinguished by a larger diameter. In (...)
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Exceptional and Over-Loads on Existing Infrastructures

Start: 2017-01-1 End: 2018-12-31 Project code: 2017/RSF/547 Project director: Marc ANTONI Project manager: Harald SATTLER The Railway Infrastructure and, in particular, bridges and earthworks are subjected to ever-increasing loads they were often not designed for. These increased loads have several origins: A general trend towards heavier axle load to gain transport capacity. Exceptional consignments, which are common on the conventional infrastructure. Undesired and uncontrolled (...)
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Exchange of Railway Vehicules phase 2

Start: 2005-01-1 End: Project code: P000023 Project director: Sandra GEHENOT Project manager: Dirk OELSCHLAEGER Support the evolution of the exchange of wagons, related to the General Contract of Use (GCU). Provide an efficient framework for the exchange of wagon between the members. Draft and maintain the loading guidelines for wagons.
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Formalization of Interfaces Functional Specifications

Start: 2015-01-1 End: 2018-12-31 Project code: 2015/RSF/432 Project director: Marc ANTONI Project manager: Sophie SERODON The harmonised use of the interlocking systems into the ETCS applications needs the complete, precise and safety-testable functional specification of the interfaces of all applicable interlocking systems to the Radio Block Centre. Specification is currently only available for rare electronic interlocking, only for the "static" functions and not for the dynamic (...)
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Future Railways Mobile Communications Systems Solutions

Start: 2014-01-1 End: 2019-12-31 Project code: P000380 Project director: Marc ANTONI Project manager: Jean-Michel EVANGHELOU The UIC FRMCS project aims at defining the successor of GSM-R, a successful system selected in the 90s out of existing technologies, as the basis of the new European Railways Digital Radio System. As GSM-R is based on public GSM standard, the same constraints on technical life cycle apply, so that GSM-R support is expected up to year 2030 at least (according to (...)
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GALILEO Panel of Experts

Start: 2010-01-1 End: Project code: P000029 Project director: Téodor GRADINARIU Project manager: Téodor GRADINARIU The satellite navigation technology for positionig of trains and speeed determination is the new promising technology with large applicability in the railway domai. The applications survey and support of the actions aiming at more efficiency of new technology in railway is the main scope of this activity. The benefits are the UIC support for applications and maintenance of (...)
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GSM-R

Start: 2010-01-1 End: Project code: P000070 Project director: Marc ANTONI Project manager: Piero PETRUCCIOLI The project s objective is to monitor new and ongoing GSM-R implementations, gathering information from systems in operation about inconsistencies and upcoming requests for improvement and new features (so calle "Implementation Reports"). The project aims also to mantain the basic techncal specifications of the GSM-R system, in line with the UIC strategy of technical support (...)
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GSM-R Network Management

Start: 2010-01-1 End: Project code: P000293 Project director: Marc ANTONI Project manager: Piero PETRUCCIOLI The project is in line with the UIC strategy of technical support for building up and strengthening the performance of radio communication in Europe, while preserving the Interoperability of the system. GSM-R is in operation on the majority of lines in Europe and is largely proven as being the radio digital solution in Europe. GSM-R European network requires constant work for (...)
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Harmonised Methodology for Infrastructure Lifetime Assessment

Start: 2017-01-1 End: 2018-12-31 Project code: 2017/RSF/546 Project director: Marc ANTONI Project manager: DAVID RESUSTA For the purposes of railway infrastructure asset management, the validity of techno-economic forecasts and studies on life cycle costs largely depends on the knowledge of deterioration processes of components or subsystems. An appropriate modeling of the degradation of track component allows a deeper understanding of the factors governing their deterioration and (...)
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Harmonization of track quality description and assessment

Start: 2014-01-1 End: 2016-12-31 Project code: P000384 Project director: Marc ANTONI Project manager: Laurent SCHMITT EN 14363:2016 allows to perform complemented simulations for the acceptance of railway vehicles. Track geometry is an important input parameter and the requirements regarding track geometry data depend on the envisaged speed. Track recording cars are used for maintenance purposes only. No track geometry measurement system in Europe is currently able to meet the (...)
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High Speed Activities

Start: 1995-01-1 End: Project code: P000019 Project director: Marc GUIGON Project manager: Marc GUIGON High speed rail is a very complex system, comprised by state of the art of a lot of elements (track layout, civil works, bridges, tunnels, track, switches, stations situation and type, rolling stock from technical point of view, rolling stock from customer point of view, traffic forecasting, marketing, financing, juridical aspects, environment, communication programme, etc.). High (...)
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Holding Force 2017

Start: 2017-01-1 End: 2017-12-31 Project code: 2017/FRE/551 Project director: Hans Gunther KERSTEN Project manager: Bernard SCHMITT The holding force will become compulsory shortly. The new calculation methodology has been defined by the WG B126-13h issued from the Rail System Forum. A set of braking tests are necessary to ensure the required calculation factors. According to this methodology, the uncertainty factor will get lower and the needed amount of handbrakes the trains (...)
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How to improve the overall safety at level crossings using new technologies and operating modes to m

Start: 2017-01-1 End: 2018-12-31 Project code: 2017/RSF/542 Project director: Marc ANTONI Project manager: Francisco MARQUES NUNEZ Over the past few years, one person is killed and just less than one seriously injured every day on level crossings. Therefore our project aims to improve safety and minimize risk by developing a fully-integrated cross-modal (rail & road) set of innovative solutions (new digital technologies) and tools for the proactive management and design of (...)
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Impact of the digitalisation on the modern Traffic Operation possibilities (linked to “Traffic manag

Start: 2017-01-1 End: 2019-12-31 Project code: 2017/RSF/544 Project director: Marc ANTONI Project manager: Téodor GRADINARIU To introduce new goals and targets. Operation methods are at the heart of UIC’s vision for all Infrastructure Managers and Railway Undertakings. UIC has a number of operation-related leaflets still in force, which need to be maintained and updated. Leaflets in the process of being converted into International Railway Standards (IRS) are valid globally and not (...)
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IPAAB AUDIT

Start: 2005-01-1 End: Project code: P000013 Project director: Marc GUIGON Project manager: Fabrizio SETTA This project is establishes the process to audit the distribution systems and application of tariffs and accounts in international passenger traffic, including payment and clearing process Main issues are : sample audits of the areas specified prevention of abuses and errors better control over ticket stocks verification of the application of the recommendations and (...)
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Lasting Infrastructure Benchmarking

Start: 2005-01-1 End: Project code: P000041 Project director: Marc ANTONI Project manager: Téodor GRADINARIU The LICB database which gathers information on lasting infrastructure costs (maintenance and renewal) in an integrated life cycle for benchmarking purposes. 15 europeean countries and 4 CEE. More than 15 years data colection.
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Long term development of railway stations

Start: 2018-01-1 End: 2021-12-31 Project code: 2018/PAS/593 Project director: Marc GUIGON Project manager: Clément GAUTIER
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Long trains with distributed power

Start: 2018-01-1 End: 2019-12-31 Project code: 2018/RSF/573 Project director: Marc ANTONI Project manager: Sophie SERODON Problem to solve: Implementation of freight cross-border traffic exploiting new technologies such as remote control Increase and optimisation of tonnage/length of freight trains Added values: Additional development of the TrainDy software Follow-up, practical implementation and adaptation of the statistical methodology of the UIC421 project for remote controlled (...)
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MERITS PRIFIS

Start: 2000-01-1 End: Project code: P000004 Project director: Marc GUIGON Project manager: Fabrizio SETTA The key goal in this work is to maintain common database containing services and timetables of trains, busses and ferries for railway members (Europe, Russia, Turkey...). This database is weekly updated. So each Railway Undertaking, member of Merits, can provide to the customers information about trains of the community, and provide information to third parties according to the (...)
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New UIC Standard "Overhead Conductor Rail Requirements"

Start: 2015-01-1 End: 2017-12-31 Project code: 2015/RSF/411 Project director: Marc ANTONI Project manager: Victoria CALLEJA DURO [version 17.11.2014] The Overhead Conductor Rails (OCR) are in use only since around 30 years and both transport companies and manufactures gathered a lot of experiences in this field. The OCR will be more and more applied as solutions instead of OCL under restricted space conditions and complex requirements. These are typically tunnels, bridges and (...)
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Noise Technical Advice

Start: 2018-01-1 End: 2021-12-31 Project code: 2018/ENV/567 Project director: Jerzy WISNIEWSKI Project manager: Carole ESCOLAN ZENO The European Commission is under significant political pressure to take action against railway noise. As a result of this DG MOV and DG ENV are currently developing both regulation/policy proposals to reduce noise emissions from the rail sector. Recent and ongoing developments include; growing interest in Noise Charges (NDTAC) (in force in NL, DE, CH, (...)
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Other Freight Activities

Start: 2005-01-1 End: Project code: P000024 Project director: Sandra GEHENOT Project manager: Beatrix PERROT This budget serves to finance the running of the Freight Forum sections, with the exception of the Combined Transport Group, Raildata and the Wagon User Group which have their own specific budget. ,
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Panel of Experts Activity - Asset Management Group

Start: 2009-01-1 End: Project code: P000258 Project director: Marc ANTONI Project manager: Téodor GRADINARIU To help railways to introduce Asset Management principles. Help railways to applay ISO 55000. To introduce guidline and evaluation tool on Asset Managemnt. To help railways to optimise their costs and use at the mximum value for money their assets. To help mebers to be efficent and transparent on managing their (...)
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Panel Of Structural Experts

Start: 2009-01-1 End: Project code: P000259 Project director: Marc ANTONI Project manager: Harald SATTLER Exchange of information, benchmarking, harmonisation, standardisation, technical studies have been one of the most important roles of UIC expert groups, since the fundation of our association. The Pannel of Structural Experts represent a unique technical platform for the experts from most of the European Infrastructure managers, but also from Asian countries, to meet and conduct (...)
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Passenger Accessibility Solutions Support and Action Group for Europe

Start: 2010-01-1 End: Project code: P000277 Project director: Ignacio BARRON DE ANGOITI Project manager: Luis CASADO The PASSAGE project brings UIC members together to address their obligations arising from new Passenger Rights Regulations (EU Regulation 1371/2007 [PRR]). These cover the rights of People with Reduced Mobility (PRM), including Disabled People. Whilst the PASSAGE project has touched upon issues to do with age the predominant concern of PASSAGE has been to address the (...)
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Passenger Accessibility Solutions Support and Action Group for Europe II

Start: 2018-01-1 End: Project code: 2018/PAS/582 Project director: Marc GUIGON Project manager: Vanessa PEREZ The PASSAGE project brings UIC members together to address their obligations arising from Passenger Rights Regulations (EU Regulation 1371/2007 [PRR]). These cover the rights of People with Reduced Mobility (PRM), including Disabled People. Whilst the PASSAGE project has touched upon issues to do with age the predominant concern of PASSAGE has been to address the need to (...)
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Passenger Door System, Alarm System and Communication System: Safety and Standardised Operation

Start: 2016-01-1 End: 2017-12-31 Project code: 2016/RSF/494 Project director: Marc ANTONI Project manager: Victoria CALLEJA DURO Problem to solve Safety related issues: passenger doors are the first cause of accident for passengers. Assure and assess reliable functionalities and uniformity of behavior. Define the minimum operation requirements profiles for Door, Passenger Alarm and Passenger Communication System. Supply to the UIC Members the technical basis upon which to develop the (...)
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PRIFIS

Start: 2017-01-1 End: Project code: 2010/PAS/552 Project director: Marc GUIGON Project manager: Fabrizio SETTA The key goal in this work is to maintain common databases containing prices and NRT tariffs for the railway members These databases are yearly updated. So each Railway Undertaking, member of Prifis, can download data in order to sell NRT tickets of other PRIFIS members (at station, on Internet, on (...)
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PRM Assistance Booking Tool

Start: 2010-01-1 End: Project code: P000279 Project director: Ignacio BARRON DE ANGOITI Project manager: Vanessa PEREZ Compliance with EU Regulation 1371/2007 regarding the booking of assistance services for Persons with Reduced Mobility (PRM) for an international train journey. EU Regulation 1371/2007 stipulates that assistance to PRM has to be provided if requested and notified at least 48 hours prior to departure. For complex journeys across several networks, this creates a (...)
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PROACTIVE

Visit PROACTIVE website https://proactive-h2020.eu PROACTIVE Aim CBRNe incidents can have a high impact on society. The main goal of the PROACTIVE project is to enhance preparedness against and response to a CBRNe incident through a better harmonisation of procedures between various categories of practitioners, and a better understanding of the needs of vulnerable citizen groups. A Practitioner Stakeholder Advisory Board (PSAB) and a Civil Society Advisory Board (CSAB) have been created (...)
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RailTopoModel (ERIM)

Start: 2008-01-1 End: Project code: P000199 Project director: Marc ANTONI Project manager: Airy MAGNIEN Rail infrastructure data is as much an important source of knwoledge as it is a cost driver. Infrastructure data are used for a variety of purposes, linked with operations (technical compatibility with vehicles), territorial development (see INSPIRE Directive), rail operating companies purchases and asset management, regulatory needs (see RINF Decision, or SERA Directive 2012/34), (...)
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RailTopoModel extension for Building information modelling (BIM)

Start: 2018-01-1 End: 2019-12-31 Project code: 2018/RSF/588 Project director: Marc ANTONI Project manager: Airy MAGNIEN
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RailTopoModel for Geographic Information Systems

Start: 2018-01-1 End: 2019-12-31 Project code: 2018/RSF/590 Project director: Marc ANTONI Project manager: Airy MAGNIEN
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RailTopoModel for Simulation

Start: 2018-01-1 End: 2019-12-31 Project code: 2018/RSF/589 Project director: Marc ANTONI Project manager: Airy MAGNIEN
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Railway Telecom Panel of Experts

Start: 2009-01-1 End: Project code: P000262 Project director: Marc ANTONI Project manager: Piero PETRUCCIOLI The project is in line with the UIC strategy of building up and strengthening the telecom sector s general knowledge. There is a strong need to guarantee for the telecommunication technology the preservation of domain knowledge while being open to creation and interfacing of new concepts. The rapid evolution in this domain necessitates a continuous survey and update to enable (...)
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Recommendations for the DEsign and use of MOnoblock concrete SLEEPERs

Start: 2018-01-1 End: 2019-12-31 Project code: 2018/RSF/572 Project director: Marc ANTONI Project manager: DAVID RESUSTA Sleeper, together with the rail, is the most important component of track superstructure in ballasted track. Their quality conditions have considerable influence on the overall superstructure quality. Moreover, track maintenance costs are affected by this element due to their higher number. For many years now, prestressed concrete sleepers have replaced the use (...)
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REFERENCE GUIDE OF CORE RAIL JOB PROFILES AND PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCES

Start: 2016-01-1 End: Project code: 2016/DIV/530 Project director: R.C. ADWAL Project manager: R.C. ADWAL Now with the enhancement of international corridors in Asia, increased volume of transborder freight and passenger traffic, grown cooperation, a question of homologation of requirements concerning general profile of job positions of different categories of staff of railways has not yet been solved. It makes unknown the competences of interlocutors in international technical rail (...)
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Requirement DataBase EUTREQ

Start: 2008-05-1 End: Project code: P000239 Project director: Simon FLETCHER Project manager: Célia LEVY EUTREQ is a process set up to manage performances, basic functionalities and requirements of the railway system in a highly structured framework and allowing their organisation into railway standards. The information contained into EUTREQ represents thus the standards related know-how of the railway sector. A simple but highly interfaced data base is the operative tool of EUTREQ. (...)
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REVERSIBLE SUBSTATIONS

Start: 2018-01-1 End: 2018-12-31 Project code: 2018/RSF/575 Project director: Marc ANTONI Project manager: Victoria CALLEJA DURO Determination of the technical requirements for reversible substations and identification of the kinds of railway lines suitable for the installation of the energy recovery systems. Identification of the technical requirements needed to install energy recovery modules on the previously selected substations, taking into account the power to be installed, the (...)
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Revision of UIC Leaflet 930

Start: 2018-01-1 End: 2019-12-31 Project code: 2018/ENV/568 Project director: Jerzy WISNIEWSKI Project manager: Isabelle DE KEYZER The current UIC 930 leaflet was published in 2009 and describes all roles related to the process of measurement, exchange, validation and billing of traction energy for cross-border traffic. The leaflet states that it would be adjusted to comply with ERA’s Technical Specifications for Interoperability (TSI) and CENELEC norms. Two Commission Regulations (...)
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RIC

Start: 2015-01-1 End: Project code: 2015/PAS/447 Project director: Ignacio BARRON DE ANGOITI Project manager: Jozef FAZIK
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Rolling Stock Bogie Energy Management and Brake-Wheel interaction

Start: 2017-01-1 End: 2017-12-31 Project code: 2017/RSF/535 Project director: Marc ANTONI Project manager: Sophie SERODON The homologation of new Composite Brake Blocks (CBB) is limited to very few products due to the wide range of different requirements that the brake blocks must meet. The homologation criteria for the CBB concerning their interaction with the Wheelsets and the overall performance of the Brake system are based on the current regulatory framework (UIC Leaflets, TSI, (...)
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Rolling Stock multimedia applications

Start: 2018-01-1 End: 2019-12-31 Project code: 2018/RSF/592 Project director: Marc ANTONI Project manager: Victoria CALLEJA DURO The project is a relevant part of the general UIC-IEC (International Electrotechnical Committee) cooperation framework. The scope is to perform the joint (IEC/TC9 WG46 and UIC RSF - Rolling Stock Sector) deep analysis of the multimedia onboard rolling stock applications (namely Passenger Information System, Infotainment system, Passenger oriented services, (...)
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Rolling Stock on board applications (traction-braking management) and commissioning

Start: 2017-01-1 End: 2018-12-31 Project code: 2017/RSF/536 Project director: Marc ANTONI Project manager: Victoria CALLEJA DURO This project is a relevant part of the general UIC-IEC (International Electrotechnical Committee) cooperation framework. The scope is to perform the joint (IEC/TC9 WG43 andWG46 and UIC RSF - Rolling Stock Sector) detailed analysis and completion of the standards related to the main on-board rolling stock applications related to traction. Concretely, it is (...)
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Rules for the consist and braking of international freight trains

Start: 2016-01-1 End: 2018-12-31 Project code: 2016/RSF/496 Project director: Marc ANTONI Project manager: Sophie SERODON Problem to solve: Improvement and harmonisation of cross-border traffic for more profitable freight business. Valorization of the TRAINDY software for the calculations and the validation of the extended freight train configurations. Benefits: Accessibility to standardised Freight train configurations for international traffic. Unique reference document (...)
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SAFER-LC

Visit SAFER-LC website http://www.safer-lc.eu SAFER-LC Aim Over the past few years, there is one person killed and close to one seriously injured every day on level crossings. Therefore, SAFER-LC aims to improve safety and minimize risk by developing a fully-integrated cross-modal set of innovative solutions and tools for the proactive management and design of level-crossing infrastructure. Main objectives develop innovative solutions to enhance the safety of level crossings for (...)
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SAFETY PLATEFORM

Start: 2007-01-1 End: Project code: P000095 Project director: Jerzy WISNIEWSKI Project manager: Bernard PENNERS To take account of the issues relevant to Safety Management on the rail system to support the improvement and to manage efficiently the core risks. To execute studies and activities based on the core principles of Policy, People, Process and Performance .
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SATLOC+ (follow up of SATLOC) system safety demonstration on the basis of the formal functional mode

Start: 2017-01-1 End: 2018-12-31 Project code: 2017/RSF/543 Project director: Marc ANTONI Project manager: Téodor GRADINARIU Equipping regional lines with ERTMS at low cost is a big challenge for many European countries. The formalization of the ETCS Functional Specification (SRS, Subset026, etc.) using semantically and syntactically strong language facilitates immediate verification. Delivery of an ETCS System Demonstrator for ETCS reference OBU on common PC Hardware to demonstrate (...)
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SECURITY PLATFORM

Start: 2007-01-1 End: Project code: P000147 Project director: Jerzy WISNIEWSKI Project manager: Jacques COLLIARD Railway security deals with the protection of persons, information, goods and infrastructure from all forms of threat, from malicious acts to terrorist attacks, for the purpose of improving service quality and developing transport. Railway security is an increasingly important issue in Europe,it s a common responsibility to meet the demands of customers and staff. In (...)
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SFERA: Smart communications for efficient rail activities

Start: 2017-01-1 End: 2019-12-31 Project code: 2017/ENV/528 Project director: Jerzy WISNIEWSKI Project manager: Carole ESCOLAN ZENO Standardization DAS (Driving Advisory Systems) languages is required for broader implementation, reduced costs and facilitating exchange of data for Traffic Management Systems. Current energy costs for EU railways total about 6,000 million Euros per year. Average savings are 5% to 10% for simple DAS solutions, between 8% and 12% for connected DAS to TMS (...)
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SHERPA

Visit SHERPA website https://sherpa-rail-project.eu SHERPA Aim Terrorist attacks carried out in the latest years showed an alarming increase of indiscriminate violent actions carried out against civilians gathering in public spaces. Railways, due to their inherent nature of open systems and critical infrastructures, need solid layers of protection as they might be a target for such attacks. SHERPA aims to improve the overall protection level for stations and trains in Europe against (...)
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Signalling Panel of Experts

Start: 2009-01-1 End: Project code: P000263 Project director: Marc ANTONI Project manager: Piero PETRUCCIOLI The Panel of Signalling Experts (PSE) promotes the strategic orientation of the UIC towards federation of domain knowledge on a global vision, to support convergence of the core domain s requirements and identify the optimum application of winning technology. In particular the PSE aims to maintain and update the knowledge on rail signalling domain and to find appropriate (...)
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Station Managers Global Group

Start: 2018-01-1 End: 2020-12-31 Project code: 2018/PAS/577 Project director: Marc GUIGON Project manager: Clément GAUTIER
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Station Managers Global Group

Start: 2015-01-1 End: Project code: 2015/PAS/429 Project director: Marc GUIGON Project manager: Marc GUIGON The Station Managers Global Group (SMGG) aims to exchange best practices between actors and experts all around the world, to organise events, to launch studies, to standardize interoperability subjects… It is an incubator for new projects related to stations. The stations managers have organised regular meetings in order to exchange best practices. The subjects discussed are: (...)
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Technical advice and assessment of European Railway noise policy and research

Start: 2014-01-1 End: 2016-12-31 Project code: P000392 Project director: Jerzy WISNIEWSKI Project manager: Nicholas CRAVEN The European Commission is under significant political pressure to take action against railway noise. As a result of this DG MOV and DG ENV are currently developing both regulation/policy proposals to reduce noise emissions from the rail sector. The legislative proposals are likely to have a significant impact on the sector, particularly for freight. The (...)
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Tourism potential of railway services

Start: 2012-01-1 End: 2016-12-31 Project code: P000345 Project director: Ignacio BARRON DE ANGOITI Project manager: Marc GUIGON The purpose of TOPRAIL is to explore the potential of railway services for tourism development and to seek for partnerships between railways, other transport undertakings (e.g. ferry operators) and local tourism industry as well as public authorities, if applicable. The strategy consists in making known best practice and to assess their portability to other (...)
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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, (...)
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Track Circuit Shunting Booster

Start: 2018-01-1 End: 2019-12-31 Project code: 2018/RSF/583 Project director: Marc ANTONI Project manager: Francisco MARQUES NUNEZ Guaranteeing the absolute safe detection of any rolling stock by existing track circuits Existing track circuits (TC) are used, in a large majority of countries, as the basis of safe train detection (and/or trackside to train transmission) for signalling safety systems (interlocking, level crossing, block system, etc.). This will continue to be the case (...)
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Track Experts Group Activity - (TEG) including INNOTRACK Dissemination

Start: 2009-01-1 End: Project code: P000260 Project director: Marc ANTONI Project manager: DAVID RESUSTA Exchange of information, benchmarking, harmonisation, standardisation, technical studies have been one of the most important roles of UIC expert groups, since the fundation of our association. The Track Expert Group (TEG) represent a unique technical platform for the track experts from most of the European Infrastructure managers, but also from Asian countries, to meet and conduct (...)
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Track stability and prevention of buckling

Start: 2018-01-1 End: 2019-12-31 Project code: 2018/RSF/571 Project director: Marc ANTONI Project manager: Harald SATTLER The use of the CWR- “Continuous Welded Rail” Track has increased consistently worldwide thanks to its many advantage, over the conventional jointed rail track in terms of, for example, the reduction of maintenance costs or the increase of life cycle of track components. Although the restriction of “free” movement of the CWR induces high thermal stresses (compressive (...)
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Train Bus Applications and Homologation

Start: 2015-01-1 End: 2017-12-31 Project code: 2015/RSF/405 Project director: Marc ANTONI Project manager: Victoria CALLEJA DURO [Version 17.11.2014] In accordance with the UIC/IEC Cooperation Agreement signed on the 11th June 2014, this activity is part of the common UIC/IEC work programme. In case this project is not done the UIC Leaflet 556 and all the related application Leaflets (see below) will no more reflect the new technologies described in the new edition of the IEC 61375 (...)
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TRAINING CENTRE NETWORKS

Start: 2007-01-1 End: Project code: P000103 Project director: Jerzy WISNIEWSKI Project manager: Nathalie AMIRAULT The Railway companies are confronted with important challenges in the future years (e.g. market changes, technological innovations, legal issues, ageing population, social changes,...). These challenges also affect the competencies and skills of railway staff. Therefore, the European training providers have the task to provide services that enable the railway companies to (...)
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TRISTRAM

Start: 2019-01-1 End: 2020-12-31 Project code: 2019/ENV/624 Project director: Jerzy WISNIEWSKI Project manager: Carole ESCOLAN ZENO Background and Motivation Looking at the high political and public pressure on the use of Glyphosate, the expiration of the Glyphosate license at EU level in December 2022 and the high probability of a Glyphosate phase-out, a transition strategy from chemical herbicide-based to integrated vegetation management has to be developed now in order to prepare (...)
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UIC Control App

Start: 2016-01-1 End: 2016-12-31 Project code: 2016/PAS/518 Project director: Ignacio BARRON DE ANGOITI Project manager: Luis CASADO The UIC Control barcode reader App is designed to control any UIC Ticket Barcode on Android mobile device (smartphone or tablets). The benefits are: The control App is a Proof of Concept for part of UIC URT specifications and for UIC TAG barcodes definitions. UIC headquarters could promote its standards and “know how” in conferences and seminars in a (...)
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UIC-IEC Overhead Contact Line life cycle harmonization

Start: 2017-01-1 End: 2018-12-31 Project code: 2017/RSF/533 Project director: Marc ANTONI Project manager: Victoria CALLEJA DURO The project is a relevant part of the general UIC-IEC (International Electrotechnical Committee) cooperation framework. The scope is to perform the joint (UIC Energy Management Sector and IEC TC9) deep analysis of the Overhead Contact Line UIC and IEC standards (see input documents) in order to identify and define the interfaces between the two families of (...)
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Upgrading and Updating the UIC Standard 413

Start: 2015-01-1 End: 2016-12-31 Project code: 2015/PAS/430 Project director: Ignacio BARRON DE ANGOITI Project manager: Marc GUIGON The proposed project will be as follows over the two next years: Revision of the International Railway Standard 413 which concerns the signage and the information for the clients in the stations including new information technologiy intended for worldwide guidance. Some standards can be proposed, taking into account the current supports. Revision sought (...)
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URT - PRISM (Passenger Railway International Security-based Mobile app)

Start: 2016-01-1 End: 2016-12-31 Project code: 2016/PAS/517 Project director: Ignacio BARRON DE ANGOITI Project manager: Luis CASADO When the URT project is completed in September this year it will have developed some specifications relating to modern forms of ticketing and fulfilment. There is still work to do to complete these specifications and this will be done in the TAG group, within the UIC Technical Group (TG). These eventual specifications extend our existing UIC work to (...)
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Vegetation Control and Use of Herbicides

Start: 2017-01-1 End: 2018-12-31 Project code: 2017/ENV/527 Project director: Jerzy WISNIEWSKI Project manager: Carole ESCOLAN ZENO Chemical weed control is the most effective and cost-efficient maintenance measure to secure a weed-free infrastructure, as this is required to guarantee a minimum level of safety. However regulatory pressure against usage of herbicides is constantly growing and there is a high risk of incumbent legislation. The World Health Organization (WHO) declared (...)
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WG Pallets

Start: 2018-01-1 End: 2020-12-31 Project code: 2018/FRE/585 Project director: Sandra GEHENOT Project manager: Jozef FAZIK
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Wheel: European Standard low maintenance for 25t traffic

Start: 2018-01-1 End: Project code: 2018/RSF/574 Project director: Marc ANTONI Project manager: Sophie SERODON Recent years have seen various measures being introduced to improve wheel maintenance in response to incidents in service. Developing a new harmonised wagon wheel and harmonised interface for axle would serve towards harmonisation and ensuring effective maintenance at a low cost. Problem to solve: Standardised wheel design compatible with the UIC ESFA axle (final deliverable (...)
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Works of Programme Managers and SETs

Start: 2009-01-1 End: Project code: P000238 Project director: Marc ANTONI Project manager: Sophie SERODON Benefits for the members are on: the production of International Railway Standards (IRS) and sector standards (UIC leaflets) the development of the inputs for the mandatory regulations the development and exchange of inputs for regional standards the cooperation with the other standardisation organisations for the preparation of coordinated standard provision the development of (...)
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XBORDER quick wins

Start: 2018-01-1 End: 2018-12-31 Project code: 2018/FRE/587 Project director: Sandra GEHENOT Project manager: Bernard SCHMITT
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