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.
CASPER Project Leader(s): Conor O'Neill A feasibility study into common processes of procurement, engineering design, manufacturing and maintenance across transport modes.
CleanER-D Project Leader(s): Roberto Palacin CleanER-D aims to develop, improve and integrate emissions reduction technologies for diesel locomotives and rail vehicles.
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.
ETNA-Plus Project Leader(s): Sian Evans Fostering innovation in trans-national cooperation in transport with a focus on promoting the active participation of new actors and regions in EU research calls and projects.
FIRE-RESIST Project Leader(s): Conor O'Neill, Dr. George Kotsikos This project brings together the rail, aerospace and marine industries to develop innovative solutions for improving composite material fire performance.
FOSTER-RAIL Project Leader(s): Prof Mark Robinson FOSTER-RAIL addresses the broad support challenges of SST.2013.6-1: Strengthening the research and innovation strategies of the transport industries in Europe.
HERMES Project Leader(s): Dr. George Kotsikos Establishing a comprehensive transport research information management and exchange system.
MERLIN Project Leader(s): Roberto Palacin Investigating the viability of an integrated management system to achieve more sustainable and optimised energy use in European electric mainline rail systems.
OSIRIS Project Leader(s): Roberto Palacin OSIRIS - Optional Strategy to Innovate and Reduce energy consumption In urban rail Systems.
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
RAMPART Project Leader(s): Conor O'Neill The RAMPART project aims to develop a methodology and a support toolbox for assessing the risks which are posed by terrorism to metro and light-rail CIs.
REFRESCO Project Leader(s): Conor O'Neill Developing certification procedures for lightweight materials for use in rail vehicles.
RRUK Project Leader(s): Dr. Francis Franklin Rail Research UK (RRUK) is an EPSRC-funded virtual centre, a network of UK researchers working on a variety of collaborative railway research projects.
SafeCap+ Project Leader(s): Prof. Alexander Romanovsky (PI) SafeCap for integrated optimum capacity, safety and energy strategies at multiple nodes
SAFEJOINT Project Leader(s): Dr. George Kotsikos Developing joining techniques for materials with fundamentally different physical properties. These techniques will ensure the safe and reliable transfer of load between the constituent materials.
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.
SPARTACUS Project Leader(s): Dr. Francis Franklin SPARTACUS will design, realise, test and validate in simulated and real world scenarios GALILEO-ready tracking/positioning solutions for critical asset tracking and crisis management.
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.
SuperGreen Project Leader(s): Tom Zunder Supporting EU’s freight Transport Logistics Action Plan on Green Corridors Issues
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.
Viajeo PLUS Project Leader(s): Roberto Palacin, Prof. Phil Blythe The goal of Viajeo PLUS is to benchmark outstanding examples of solutions for innovative and green urban mobility in Europe, Latin America, China and Singapore and subsequently facilitate the uptake of these solutions.