The URBAN TRACK project aimed at the development and maintenance of urban rail track infrastructure: innovative products and methods and harmonised reference documents.
The project concerned both metro, tram and light rail track. It developed an integrated family of maintenance-free modular track infrastructure solutions.
Topics addressed included a removable embedded rail system, thin slabs, low-cost monitoring systems and super elastic rail fixations, as well as green tram tracks and booted sleepers. The central question of life-cycle cost was also tackled - including the socio-economic cost-benefit assessment methodology – as well as innovation in the field of track replacement, installation, maintenance and inspection.
UITP was managing the so-called Network of Operators, which allowed operators who are not members to follow, discuss and validate the results of the project.
- Duration: September 2006 – August 2010
- Budget: 18 million €
- Coordinator: D25
- Partners: D2S INTERNATIONAL, STIB, ALSTOM, BREMEN STRASSENBAHN, COMPOSITE DAMPING MATERIALS, DIE INGENIEURSWERKSTATT, IASP, INECO-TIFSA, INRETS, INSA-CNRS, FA-DGT, ALFA PRODUCTS & TECHNOLOGIES, AUTRE PORTE TECHNIQUE GLOBAL, POLITECNICO DI MILANO, RATP, STUVA, UNIVERSITEIT STELLEBOSCH, TRANSPORT FOR LONDON, TRANSPORTS METROPOLITANS DE BARCELONA, TRANSPORTTECHNOLOGIE-CONSULT KARLSRUHE, UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN, UNIVERSITEIT HASSELT, UNIFE, VERKEHRSBETRIEBE KARLSRUHE, FRITSCH CHIARI & PARTNER, METRO DE MADRID, FRATEUR DE POURCQ
More information: www.urbantrack.eu
URBAN TRACK was co-funded by the European Commission under the 6th Research and Technological Development Framework Programme.