Innovations for Increasing Track Performance & Capacity - Project workshop & training, 15 March 2017,

The event is open to anyone wishing to attend and will attract experts from across Europe’s rail infrastructure industry.

The event will be used to showcase the key infrastructure outputs of the CAPACITY4RAIL Project, namely

New Concepts for railway infrastructure and operation: adaptable, automated, resilient and adaptable, automated, resilient and high-capacity

in the context of potential take up of innovative solutions by the railway infrastructure industry.

It will offer an excellent opportunity to hear about the latest developments in slab track, switches & crossings, predictive track maintenance, migration strategies for innovative track solutions 2030/2050 and provide a fantastic opportunity for networking.

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Address of the venue
FNTP - La Maison des Travaux Publics
3 rue de Berri,
75008 Paris

The workshop can accommodate 50 persons only and registrations will be accepted on a first come first served basis.

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Welcome by host, Imrich Korpanec, EFRTC
Outline of the Workshop by Project Coordinator, Álvaro Andrés, UIC
New track concept generation, selection & design - Slab track concept, Amador Quintana, INECO
Effect of very high speed on track and bridges, Erica Calatozzo, SYSTRA
New approach to maintenance based on advanced sensors and monitoring technologies in S&C, Edd Stewart, The University of Birmingham
Understanding root causes of S&C defects and assessing effective remedies, Yann Bezin, University of Huddersfield
Monitoring technologies, strategies and sensors, Gunnar Baumann, Deutsche Bahn
Sustainable strategies for monitoring in slab track, Noemi Jimenez-Redondo, CEMOSA
Migration strategies for innovative track solutions 2030/2050, Burchard Ripke, Deutsche Bahn