The project focused on light rail and light metro systems .The technical standards concerning light rail/light metro are numerous and differ considerably from one city or a country to another, for various reasons including history. Simplification and harmonisation of these standards across Europe would boost the Light Rail market and decrease the ownership costs of rolling stock and equipment for the benefit of all stakeholders and of the European Union.
The principal objectives of LibeRTiN were:
- to accelerate the establishment of an Internal Market for light rail/light metro in the European Union and associated countries by fostering harmonisation, interchangeability and modularity of light rail/light metro components, harmonisation of related legislation/regulations and tendering procedures;
- to promote the attractiveness, affordability, flexibility and sustainability of light rail/light metro systems by reducing the costs of modular components, harmonising operating rules and procedures, and en-hancing system performance;
- to enhance the competitiveness of the light rail mode compared with other transport modes.
- Duration: September 2002 – February 2005
- Coordinator: TransportTechnologie-Consult Karlsruhe GmbH (TTK)
- Partners: ATKINS, AEA TECHNOLOGY, 5, DIE INGENIEURWERKSLATT, TTK, SEMALY, UNIFE
More information: www.libertin.info
LIBERTIN was co-funded by the European Commission under the 5th Research and Technological Development Framework Programme, Research and Innovation Directorate General.