Intelligent reliable infrastructure, better system resilience and a reduced need for maintenance
An advanced traffic management system: automated, interoperable, inter-connected, scalable and upgradable
Improving the energy performance of the railway system

Innovative Intelligent Rail

The In2Rail project is to set the foundations for a resilient, consistent, cost-efficient, high capacity European network by delivering important building blocks that unlock the innovation potential that exists in Shift2Rail: innovative technologies will be explored and resulting concepts embedded in a systems framework where infrastructure, information management, maintenance techniques, energy, and engineering are integrated, optimised, shared and exploited.

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In2Rail video now available! 25 April 2018 The In2Rail video is available on this link:

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In2Rail Final Conference - 19 April 2018, Vienna - Register! 9 March 2018 On behalf of the In2RailShift2Rail Lighthouse Project coordinator Network Rail, we would like tocordially invite you to attend the In2Rail final event to be held on 19 April2018  at the Waggon- 31 venue in Vienna (Austria). The registration is free of charge and is available on this 

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Paper ‘’Hybrid model for prediction of impact noise generated at railway crossings’’ presented during the 12th International Workshop on Railway Noise (IWRN12) 30 May 2017 A hybrid model for the prediction of impact noise at railway crossings is presented. The hybrid model combines the simulation of vertical wheel?rail contact force in the time domain and the prediction of sound pressure level using a linear frequency-domain model. The time-domain model uses moving ...

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Paper ‘’An investigation of the influence of wheel/rail contact conditions on curve squeal’’ presented at INTER-NOISE 2016 30 May 2017 In this paper the influence of wheel/rail contact conditions on the possible occurrence of curve squeal is investigated. A reference case is presented, together with the available experimental data, and the results of numerical simulations are illustrated. The analyses reported in the paper are ...

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In2Rail presented at Smart Mobility World Congress 2015 30 May 2017 Mr. Manuel Alfageme Alonso (COMSA) participated in the  BCN Rail Conference 2015 with a presentation on Key on-going railways energy efficiency innovations, linked to In2Rail project. You are able to download the presentation by clicking

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Chalmers participated in the 9th Nordic Seminar on Railway Technology with a presentation on ‘’Kinematic Principles in Switches & Crossings’’ 30 May 2017 Luleå University of Technology and Luleå Railway Research Center (JVTC) hosted the 19th Nordic Seminar on Railway Technology 2016. The purpose of the seminar was to gather participants from the Nordic countries being active in the railway field, for instance from universities, institutes, ...

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Paper ‘’Innovative Intelligent Management of Railway Bridges - A European Horizon 2020 Project’’ presented at IABSE Congress Stockholm 2016 30 May 2017 Innovative Intelligent Railways, In2Rail, is a European Horizon 2020 Project with the objective to enhance capacity, increase reliability and reduce Life Cycle Costs of European Railways.  Bridges and Tunnels is the main focus in Work Package 4. The aim is to study, benchmark and further ...

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In2Rail paper on ‘’Advanced Analytics for Train Delay Prediction Systems by Including Exogenous Weather Data’’ presented at IEEE International Conference on Data Science and Advanced Analytics (DSAA) 2016 30 May 2017 State-of-the-art train delay prediction systems neither exploit historical data about train movements, nor exogenous data about phenomena that can affect railway operations. They rely, instead, on static rules built by experts of the railway infrastructure based on classical univariate statistics. ...

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Siemens and DB will present a paper on WP10 the main results at the ACRPS Conference (9-10 March 2017, Leipzig): Architectures for control and protection in digital traction substations 25 January 2017 The article discusses research results from the European project In2Rail and gives an application-oriented example of digitalization in the railway infrastructure. Today´s protection and control architectures are compared with the new possibilities opened by components supporting IEC 61850 ...

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In2Rail held the Mid-term Conference on 17 November in Brussels 25 January 2017 In2Rail Mid-term Conference took place on 17 November at the Sheraton Hotel in Brussels and was attended by more than 70 participants coming from all across Europe. Jointly organized by UNIFE and Network Rail and moderated by Ms. Mona Sihota (Network Rail), it was the occasion for the partners to ...

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In2Rail successfully presented at Innotrans 6 October 2016 In2Rail was presented during Innotrans from the UNIFE stand on 21st September 2016. In2Rail was presented along with the two other Shift2Rail Lighthouse projects. Shift2Rail Executive Director Mr. Borghini and UNIFE Director-General Mr. Philippe Citroën introduced the session with a ...

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Project kick-off 5 June 2015

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The In2Rail project kick-off was successfully held in Brussels on 7 May 2015. The event was organised in two parts: a common session with the other lighthouse projects started under the Horizon 2020 first call and specific sessions for each individual project. 

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No: 635900

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Total Budget: €18 million (EU funded)
Project Start Date: 01 May 2015
Project End Date: 30 April 2018 
Duration: 36 months
Partners: 54 


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