Projects

  • BESTFACT
    Project Leader(s): Tom Zunder
    The objective of BESTFACT is to develop, disseminate and enhance the use of best practices and innovations in freight logistics that contribute to meeting European transport policy objectives with regard to competitiveness and environmental impact.
  • CAPACITY4RAIL
    Project Leader(s): Dr. Dewan Islam
    CAPACITY4RAIL aims to answer the problem of how to obtain an affordable, adaptable, automated, resilient and high-capacity railway in the future.
  • D-Rail
    Project Leader(s): Prof. Mark Robinson and Dr. Cristian Ulianov
    D-Rail will focus on freight traffic, identifying root causes of derailment of particular significance to freight vehicles.
  • e-Freight
    Project Leader(s): Tom Zunder
    Development of interoperable ICT technologies for freight management.
  • RailNewcastle
    Project Leader(s): Dr. Marin Marinov
    RailNewcastle developed, organised and conducted a three week intensive summer school in railway logistics held at Newcastle University in 2012, 2013 and 2014
  • Smartfusion
    Project Leader(s): Tom Zunder
    Smartfusion will demonstrate smart urban freight solutions in urban-interurban supply chains.
  • SMARTSET
    Project Leader(s): Tom Zunder
    SMARTSET is a project that addresses the need to create and showcase new and innovative solutions for improving the attractiveness of freight terminals.
  • SPECTRUM
    Project Leader(s): Tom Zunder
    Designed to help rail freight rise to the challenge of availability and reliability, as well as complying with other market demands in particular the time sensitive delivery of lower density and higher value goods.
  • SUSTRAIL
    Project Leader(s): Dr. Francis Franklin
    The purpose of the SUSTRAIL project is to contribute to the rail freight system to allow it to regain position and market.