Smart Rail (Horizon 2020)

Research project - rail freight

Aim

Smart-Rail is a project funded under the H2020 Programme of the European Commission, aiming to improve rail freight services offered to shippers, focusing on reliability, lead time, costs, flexibility and visibility.

Country

Europe

Timeframe

May 2015 – April 2018

Focus

Rail Operations, market assessment

Railistics led two Work packages. The first focused on obtaining successful cooperation in the rail sector in different market segments and to design effective and feasible business and governance models. The solutions developed here are being validated in the practical parts of the project and new insights gained are being used to further improve the general methodology.

The second work package focused on developing an operating single wagonload service. This service focuses on an operating service in the south of France and focuses on developing strategies for extending this service into Germany. Along with this extended service, IT tools and KPIs were developed to monitor the development and assess any changes in the service.