Flagship Project 4: RAIL4EARTH - Sustainable and green rail systems
The scope of FP4-Rail4Earth covers the sustainable and green rail system including rolling stock, infrastructure, stations, and their sub-systems. The decarbonisation of diesel trains, noise and vibration reduction, energy saving, circular economy, resource consumption, resilience to climate change, attractiveness of passenger trains are at the heart of the project.
In total 71 partners will identify the needs of operators including the European sustainable transport policies, such as the Smart and Sustainable Mobility Strategy. It will provide the needed scientific and technical solutions via the development and demonstrations (up to TRL7) of new solutions increasing the environmental performance of the railway system. These new solutions will be proposed while verifying that they have viable economic models ensuring a rapid commercialisation for the benefit of European citizens.