A European research project within the Shift2Rail initiative – IP5: Technologies for Sustainable & Attractive European Rail Freight
The project will complement results from previous and ongoing research projects and contribute to the IP5 objectives
One focus is on preparing the path for regular operations of long freight trains
Another focus is on new concepts to be applied on future freight locomotive bogies

The EU White Paper on Transport 2011 states that, by 2030, a shift of 30% of road freight over 300km to rail, or a doubling of the freight transport by rail compared to 2005, should be achieved. Future models of locomotives might strongly contribute to achieving this challenge, supporting the achievement of the goal by providing more attractive rail freight services to the final customer, with competitive rail solutions, maximizing flexibility and efficiency while reducing the operating and maintenance costs.

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Latest News and Events

Seminar on Railway Technology As part of the Seminar on Railway Technology, a perspective of the project was given at the Technical University of Berlin (TUB). The lecture consisted of the following parts: Placing of DYNAFREIGHT in the European railway research Overview of the project Introduction to Work package ...

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DYNAFREIGHT ''FREIGHT LOCO DESIGN'' POSTER AT TRA2018 DYNAFREIGHT WP2 (Next Generation Freight Locomotive's Bogie) will be present at TRA during the poster session. The poster, developed by several DYNAFREIGHT partners (Huddersfield University and Stadler Rail Valencia as main author, POLIMI, LucchiniRS, TUB and UNIFE), has been titled ''Design of a ...

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DYNAFREIGHT ''Operation of Long Freight Trains'' Poster at TRA2018 DYNAFREIGHT WP3 (Operation of Long Freight Trains) will be present at TRA during the poster session. The poster, developed by several DYNAFREIGHT partners (FIT Consulting as lead author, KTH, ADIF, Laird and UNIFE), has been titled ''Scenarios and requirements for the operation of longer freight ...

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DYNAFREIGHT AT TRA2018 - 16-19 APRIL, VIENNA DYNAFREIGHT will be present at TRA2018 with the first newsletter which will be distributed at UNIFE stand. You are welcome to visit UNIFE stand and ask for more information about the project! Moreover, DYNAFREIGHT will participate in the IP5 Joint Event together with all other IP5 CFM and OC ...

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Huddersfield University article on DYNAFREIGHT The Huddersfield Rail Institute released an article on the research on lightweight bogies in the frame of the DYNAFREIGHT project. The full article is available HERE

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DYNAFREIGHT presented by Huddersfield University at IAVSD 2017 in Australia, 14-18 August 2017 DYNAFREIGHTwas present at the 25th International Symposium on Dynamics of Vehicles on Roads and Tracks at the Central Queensland University in Rockhampton, Australia. Prof. Simon Iwnicki from Huddersfield University presented the first results of Light Materials Assessment. The full ...

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DYNAFREIGHT at Transport Logistic fair in Munich – 9-12 May 2017 DYNAFREIGHT was disseminated during the Transport Logistic fair which took place between 9 and 12 May in Munich. The event gave visitors a complete look at the entire process chain of the transport and logistics sector. At the trade fair, 2,162 exhibitors from 62 countries showcased their products ...

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DYNAFREIGHT presented at the PTFE General Assembly on the 30th of November 2016 in Madrid As member of PTFE, Stadler Rail Valencia gave a presentation on the recently started DYANFERIGHT project in the PTFE General Assembly on the 30th of November 2016. This was done in the specific section of “Current Strategic Projects in progress” of the agenda. Juan Ignacio Fernandez, Traction & ...

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DYNAFREIGHT KO meeting successfully held in Brussels on 23rd November 2016 DYNAFREIGHT (Innovative technical solutions for improved train DYNAmics and operation of longer FREIGHt Trains) KO meeting was successfully held on the 23rd of November in Brussels. DYNAFREIGHT, coordinated by UNIFE, is a 20-month Shift2Rail project which includes 10 partners from 6 EU ...

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Project launched The DYNAFREIGHT project officially started on 1 November 2016. The kick-off meeting was successfully held in Brussels on 23 November 2016, organised by UNIFE.

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No: 730811

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