CAPACITY4RAIL Project. The Wagon Load Activity Technology Innovations: New Freight Wagons and Trains

The Capacity4Rail freight sub project aims at improving the competitiveness , the reliability and the attractiveness of rail freight transport for responding to the more sophisticated market requirements. A continuous electric line all along the train allows the installation of electro pneumatic brakes offering much better trains manoeuvrability. It carries a bus of information conveying data showing the wagon and cargo status. With predictive maintenance, train lengthening, updated information for all interested partners, better accessible paths generate reliability, cost reduction and increased capacity on the network. The introduction of central automatic coupling fulfills traffic industrialization for reducing operating costs improving shunting yard operations rejuvenating the wagon load traffics essential for smaller and frequent shipments. Economical assessment and roadmaps for introducing technological innovations in rail transport are made.


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 7p
  • Monograph Title: Transport Research Arena (TRA) 2014 Proceedings

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  • Accession Number: 01529915
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: VTI, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jun 30 2014 11:16AM