Rail research project starts ‘ON-TIME’
24 November 2011
Posted by Graffica
Graffica attended the ON-TIME project Kick-off meeting which was held in Rome during the 2nd-3rd November 2011.
The aim of this European Commission, 7th Framework project is to research and develop a step-change in railway capacity by reducing delays and improving traffic fluidity. The project will involve Graffica working closely with major European Infrastructure providers, System Integrators and research establishments, and will see our HERMES Rail simulator being used to support a number of modelling and validation activities.
The ON-TIME project will develop new methods and processes to help maximise the available capacity on the European railway network. It will look to decrease overall delays in order to both increase customer satisfaction and ensure that the railway network can continue to provide a dependable, resilient and green alternative to other modes of transport. In the project, specific emphasis will be placed on approaches for alleviating congestion at bottlenecks. Case studies to be considered will include passenger and freight services along European corridors and on long distance main-line networks and urban commuter railways.
Further information on the project can be found on the public website at: http://www.ontime-project.eu/