Capacity4Rail to hold its 2nd dissemination event on 3 November 2016 in Brussels

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Capacity4Rail Project showcased at InnoTrans 2016

The Capacity4Rail project will be showcased from 20 to 22 September 2016 at InnoTrans 2016 (Oltis Group, Hall 4.1, Stand 312 and University of Birmigham, Hall 7.1c, Stand 305).

Do not hesitate to visit the stands of OLTIS and University of Birmigham to learn more about the on-going research activities and attend live presentations of Capacity4Rail.

We look forward to seeing you at Stand 312 in Hall 4.1 or at Stand 305 in Hall 7.1c

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Capacity4Rail to be presented at TRA2016 in Warsaw (18-21 April 2016)

Capacity4Rail will be showcased at TRA 2016 on the UIC Stand.

Take this opportunity to discuss with project partners at the UIC stand in the Gallery Expo as indicated in the map below.

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NB: The Early Bird registration rate expires on 15 February 2016. This means that you have just under one week to benefit from almost 40% off the full price!

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We look forward to seeing you in Warsaw!

Capacity4Rail to hold its 3rd Plenary Meeting in UIC HQ on 27 October 2015


This meeting is exclusively reserved to the members of the Capacity4Rail consortium who are kindly requested to register by Tuesday 20 October 2015.

Save the date of 10 September 2015 for an interactive workshop in Brussels to help you to improve the supply chain with the Capacity4Rail Partners

You are keen to satisfy your final customers by providing them with the desired products at the lowest possible price. For that purpose you need the most efficient supply chain but at the same time you and your customers are conscious of the need to preserve the environment with a sustainable Supply Chain.

To achieve that goal Capacity4Rail is developing innovations in order to provide short term competitive solutions on a win-win basis. The results will be presented to you at the occasion of an interactive workshop on 10 September in Brussels.

Why you should be there?

New concepts have been elaborated and simulated but we need your advice to validate or amend them in an interactive workshop. Attending this workshop will allow you to ensure that your specific goals and needs are fully taken into account in the scope of the project.

Topics addressed:

• Available and updated information
• Better asset utilization
• More reliable wagon operation
• Increased usable length on a standard train
• Increased usable capacity of these new trains on the rail network
• Smoother transfer in terminals
• Significant cost reduction


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Capacity4Rail held its first dissemination workshop on 10-11 June 2015, at UIC headquarters, in Paris

The Capacity4Rail project, co-funded by the European Commission, and addressing the issue of railway capacity, held its first dissemination workshop from 10 – 11 June in Paris.

This four-year project (1 October 2013 to 30 September 2017) aims to bring today’s railway system to a future vision for 2030/2050 where enhanced capacity and performances will enable it to successfully face the challenge of the growing demand for goods and passenger transportation. In particular, it will define a comprehensive roadmap to describe the necessary steps to develop and implement innovation and to progress from the current state-of-the-art to a shared global vision of the 2050 railway along realistic scenarios.

Attended by around 40 representatives from the railway sector, European bodies and academic institutions, the workshop served as an opportunity to promote the project’s objectives, take stock of the achievements to date and look towards future activities, as well as discuss the expected potential improvements from the project’s results.

The workshop was opened by Isabelle De Keyzer, followed by a general presentation by Laurent Schmitt, Project Coordinator at UIC. The presentations given by the researchers covered the various ways in which the project is addressing the capacity issue through its various sub-projects (infrastructure, freight, operations, advanced monitoring), giving an overview of the latest progress and developments within each area, and explained the objectives and strategy towards achieving a common vision for a more efficient future rail system.

Highlights of the workshop included:

  • Upgrading infrastructure
  • New concepts for freight systems
  • Operation for enhanced capacity
  • Developing advanced monitoring technology
  • Vision, roadmap and assessment framework

Presentations are available here: