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Ride2Rail

Ride2Rail

Travel companion enhancements and ride-sharing services synchronised to rail and public transport.

Title

Travel companion enhancements and ride-sharing services synchronised to rail and public transport”  Ride2Rail

Academic Staff

Dr. Roberto Palacin

 

Researchers

Dr. David Golightly, Ms. Belinda Fairbairn

 

Contact

Dr. Roberto Palacin, roberto.palacin@newcastle.ac.uk

 

Partners

The RIDE2RAIL consortium consists of 17 partners from 10 countries, covering the whole urban mobility chain:

  • UITP (the Project Coordinator)
  • FIT
  • OLTIS
  • FSTECH
  • CEFRIEL
  • CERTH
  • EURNEX
  • EURECAT
  • POLIMI
  • UNEW
  • UNIFE
  • UIC
  • UNIZA
  • AMETRO
  • INLECOM
  • FV-Helsinki
  • METROPOLIA

Dates

December 2019 to May 2022

Sponsors

The Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking of the European Commission, through the EU’s Horizon 2020 Research & Innovation Programme

Description

RIDE2RAIL’s overall objective is to develop an innovative framework for intelligent mobility, facilitating the efficient combination of flexible and scheduled transport services, thus enhancing the performance of the overall mobility system. This framework, consisting in a combined suite of travel offer classifications and software components, will natively be integrated into existing collective and on-demand transport services, connecting and reinforcing the mobility offer especially in rural and low-demand areas, in order to induct the access to high-capacity services (rail, bus and other public transport services) thanks to easy-to-use multimodal and integrated travel planning, booking, ticketing and payment features.

RIDE2RAIL aims to integrate multiple (public/private/social) data sets and existing transport platforms for promoting an effective Ride Sharing practice of citizens, making it a complementary transport mode that extends public transport networks. The integration between the Ride Sharing practice, along with a relevant critical mass of users, and the public transport network will deliver a crowd-based mobility network and will be achieved by the RIDE2RAIL framework for intelligent mobility that will integrate and harmonise real-time and diverse information about public transport, Ride Sharing and crowdsourcing in a social ecosystem facilitating the comparison and the choice between multiple options/services classified by a set of criteria including environmental impact, travel time, comfort, cost thus facilitating the individual, more positive, convenience of the travel experience.

This project has received funding from the Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement no. 881825

This project has received funding from the Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement no. 881825.