Innovative Intelligent Rail (IN2RAIL)
Research Project, 2015 – 2018

IN2RAIL is to set the foundations for a resilient, consistent, cost-efficient, high capacity European network by delivering important building blocks that unlock the innovation potential that exists in SHIFT2RAIL: innovative technologies will be explored and 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 SHIFT2RAIL objectives: enhancing the existing capacity fulfilling user demand; increasing the reliability delivering better and consistent quality of service; reducing the LCC increasing competitiveness of the EU rail system. To achieve the above, a holistic approach covering Smart Infrastructures, Intelligent Mobility Management (I2M)and Rail Power Supply and Energy Management will be applied. Smart Infrastructure addresses the fundamental design of critical assets - switches and crossings and tracks. It will research components capable of meeting future railway demands and will utilise modern technologies in the process. Risk and condition-based LEAN approaches to optimise RAMS and LCC in asset maintenance activities will be created to tackle the root causes of degradation. I2M researches automated, interoperable and inter-connected advanced traffic management systems; scalable and upgradable systems, utilising standardised products and interfaces, enabling easy migration from legacy systems; the wealth of data and information on assets and traffic status; information management systems adding the capability of nowcasting and forecasting of critical asset statuses. Rail Power Supply and Energy Management create solutions to improve the energy performance of the railway system. Research on new power systems characterised by reduced losses and capable of balancing energy demands, along with innovative energy management systems enabling accurate and precise estimates of energy flows.


Anders Ekberg (contact)

Chalmers, Mechanics and Maritime Sciences (M2), Dynamics



Krakow, Poland

ACCIONA Infrastructures

Alcobendas-Madrid, Spain

Administrador de Infraestructuras Ferroviarias

Madrid, Spain

Alstom Transport

Levallois Perret, France

Ansaldo STS

Genova, Italy

AZD Praha

Praha, Czech Republic

Bombardier Transportation Sweden

Göteborg, Sweden

CAF Signalling

Ordizia, Spain


Genova, Italy

Deutsche Bahn

Berlin, Germany


Lieusaint, France

Embedded Rail Technology Ltd

Derbyshire, United Kingdom

Emte S.l.u.

Barcelona, Spain

European Federation Of Railway Trackworks Contractors

Petange, Luxemburg

EVOLEO Technologies

Maia, Portugal

FCC Construccion

Madrid, Spain

Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft Zur

Munchen, Germany

German Aerospace Center (DLR)

Köln, Germany


Volos, Greece

HaCon Ingenieurgesellschaft

Hannover, Germany

Indra Sistemas

Alcobendas, Spain

Ingenieria Y Economia Del Transporte S.A.

Madrid, Spain

IRT SystemX

Palaiseau, France

IZT – Institute for Futures Studies and Technology Assessment

Berlin, Germany

Kompetenzzentrum, das Virtuelle Fahrzeug, Forschungsgesellschaft

Graz, Austria

Loughborough University

Loughborough, United Kingdom

Luleå University of Technology

Luleå, Sweden


Monopoli, Italy


Cachan, France

Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd

London, United Kingdom

ÖBB-Infrastruktur AG

Wien, Austria

Polytechnic University of Milan

Milano, Italy

Rete Ferroviaria Italiana (RFI)

Rom, Italy

RWTH Aachen University

Aachen, Germany

Sapienza University of Rome

Roma, Italy


Munich, Germany

Societe Nationale des Chemins de fer Francais

Paris, France

Strukton Rail

Utrecht, Netherlands

Swedish Transport Administration

Borlänge, Sweden


Warszawa, Poland

Systra Sa

Paris 09, France

Tata Steel, Netherlands

IJmuiden, Netherlands

Thales Group

Neuilly Sur Seine, France

Union des Industries Ferroviaires Europeennes (Unife)

Brussels, Belgium

University of Birmingham

Birmingham, United Kingdom

University of Bristol

Bristol, United Kingdom

University of Genoa

Genova, Italy

University of Huddersfield

Huddersfield, United Kingdom

University of Nottingham

Nottingham, United Kingdom

University of Porto

Porto, Portugal

University of Southampton

Southampton, United Kingdom

Vossloh Cogifer Sa

Rueil Malmaison, France


European Commission (EC)

Project ID: EC/H2020/635900
Funding Chalmers participation during 2015–2018

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