Project Targets

The overall objective of Railenergy is to cut the energy consumption by developing a holistic framework approach, new concepts and integrated technical and technological solutions to improve energy efficiency. The holistic approach is at the heart of the project, creating the spirit for the proper integration and synergies of the combined results.

Railenergy will address the problem of energy efficiency within an optimised railway system thus contributing to a reduction in the life cycle costs of railway operation and of CO2 emissions per seat/kilometre or tonne/kilometre. The project target is to achieve a 6% reduction in the specific energy consumption of the rail system by 2020, assuming that traffic volumes double in comparison with current figures.

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