IMPACT

The project expected impacts are here summarised:

1.Improved traction performance


   a.Reduction in rolling resistance in curves
   b.Reduction in energy usage on railway lines with many tight curves

2.Reduce noise emissions


   a.Noise reduction measures will have the potential to reduce noise emissions from the locomotive bogie

3.Reduce wheel and track wear


   a.Reduction in track forces from locomotive even at increased speed
   b.Increase of freight train wheel life for lines with 5% of small curves and non-aggressive lines
   c.Reduction of track damages due to freight train traffic, compared to the “State of the Art 2014”
   d.Increase in hauling loads

4.Reduce Life Cycle Costs (LCC)


   a.Decrease in costs for bogie maintenance, compared to the “State of the Art 2014”
   b.Decrease in costs for track maintenance, compared to the “State of the Art 2014”

5.Higher traffic throughput


   a.Increase in freight train throughput compared to the “State of the Art 2014” on standard corridors, increasing overall capacity of Rail Freight Corridors
   b.Reduction in unsatisfied demand of international freight train paths on Rail Freight Corridors

6.Lower operating costs


   a.Decrease in operational costs (and market prices) of international freight trains (Euro/tonne-km), compared to the “State of the Art 2014”
   b.Decrease in track access charges of international freight trains (Euro/tonne-km), compared to the “State of the Art 2014” on Rail Freight Corridors

7.Higher driving speeds


   a.Reduction in transport time by improved locomotive running gear
   b.Reduction in transport time by decongestion due to long train operation

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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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