The X2Rail-1 project aims to research and develop six selected key technologies to foster innovations in the field of railway signalling and automation systems. The project is part of the longer term Shift2Rail Innovation Programme 2 (IP2) whose strategy is to develop a flexible, real-time, intelligent traffic management and decision support system.
Shift2Rail will support the introduction of better trains to the market operating on an innovative rail network infrastructure which is reliable from the first day of service introduction. Shift2Rail will contribute to:
The X2Rail-1 project aims to research and develop six selected key technologies to foster innovations in the field of railway signalling and automation systems towards a flexible, real-time, intelligent traffic management and decision support system. The actions to be undertaken in the scope of X2Rail-1 are related to the following specific objectives:
All these objectives will be achieved in the context of backward compatibility to ERTMS technologies, notwithstanding the required functional enrichment of the future signalling and control systems.
The results of X2Rail-1 will contribute to additional research and development work streams of future projects and will also be expanded into further fields such as Traffic Management. The future projects will also allow concepts developed in the phase of this X2Rail-1 project to be further implemented to higher technical readiness level (TRL).
DLR-KN is contributing to WP3 of X2Rail-1: Adaptable Communication System. Here, we are developing a prototype for satellite communication and define test setups for this prototype that can be used in later phases of Shift2Rail.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No: 730640
01.09.2016 to 31.08.2019
Alstom Transport S.A.
Ansaldo STS S.P.A.
AŽD Praha s.r.o.
Bombardier Transportation Sweden AB
CAF Signalling S.L.
Asociacion Centro Tecnologico CEIT-Ik4
Deutsche Bahn AG
Deutsches Zentrum fuer Luft – und Raumfahrt E.V.
Schweizerische Bundesbahnen SBB AG
Fondation de Cooperation Scientifique Railenium
Hacon Ingenieurgesellschaft mbH
Indra Sistemas SA
Kapsch CarrierCom AG
Mer Mec S.P.A.
Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd.
Thales Transportation Systems GmbH