The In2Rail project is to lay the foundations for a resilient, consistent, cost-efficient, high capacity European network by delivering important building blocks that will enable the unlocking of the innovation potential that exists. In2Rail will explore innovative technologies and the resulting concepts embedded in a systems framework where infrastructure, information management, maintenance techniques, energy, and engineering are integrated, optimised, shared and exploited.
In2Rail will make advances towards achieving the strategic objectives:
- Enhancing the existing CAPACITY fulfilling user demand of the European rail system;
- Increasing the RELIABILITY delivering better and consistent quality of service of the European rail system;
- Reducing the LIFE CYCLE COST (LCC) increasing competitiveness of the European rail system and European rail supply industry.
This will be achieved by the adoption of a whole system approach linking infrastructure re-design with asset maintenance, traffic and energy management, under three work programmes: Smart Infrastructure, Intelligent Mobility Management and Rail Power Supply and Energy Management.