SELF PROP RAIL
ECO/12/332951/SI2.656700

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Abstract information

The Project

Project full title:

Market introduction of a self-propelled bulk carriage

Project acronym:

SELF PROP RAIL

Contract no.:

ECO/12/332951/SI.656700-SELPROPRAIL

Start date of the project:

28.08.2013

Duration of the project:

24 MONTH



Project information:

  • Key outcome: removing the barriers for the market penetration of a self-propelled bulk carriage which increases resource efficiency and reduces negative environmental impacts during railway maintenance/construction.
  • Impacts: Reduced resource needs (deployment of locomotives), energy consumption and pollutant emissions resulting from railway construction and reconstruction.
  • Expected uptake: For the purpose of this project the future investments in (re)construction of the railways on the market of Southeast Europe have been taken into consideration. According to plans dating to 2015, 976.2 km of railway lines will be reconstructed and 327.8km of new railway lines will be constructed. By 2015, the self-propelled carriages could be used in at least 10% of all railway construction activities, which would include the construction or reconstruction of 130 km of railway.
  • Potential market: Southeast Europe is set as a target market since there are comprehensive plans for construction and reconstruction of the railways by 2015. However, our long-term potential market consists of the 370.000 km already built European railways that need reconstruction every 20 years.

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