During this workshop the final results and practical outputs of MAINLINE were presented and distributed to the participants, including:
- a Life Cycle Assessment Tool (LCAT) that will evaluate whole life environmental and economic impact for maintenance and renewal activities of three assets – bridges, track and earthworks – and the corresponding user manual
- a Guideline to the application of new technologies to extend the life of elderly rail infrastructure
- a Guideline for replacement of elderly rail infrastructure
All results are available in the Results section of the website: http://www.mainline-project.eu/Results,7.html
Presentations are available below, click on each image to download the corresponding presentation:
1st step: 11-12 June, SKM, London, UK
2nd step: 11-12 September, UIC, Paris, France
MAINLINE organized a Training session for the use of the Life Cycle Assessment Tool developed in the project.
The three models currently developed in the project – for metallic bridges, plain track and soil cuttings – have been presented in detail. Their aim is to reduce whole life cycle costs thanks to better planning and maintenance. They can be downloaded here: http://www.mainline-project.eu/Results,7.html
The following railways participated:
- DB Netz AG (Germany)
- INFRABEL (Belgium)
- MÁV (Hungary)
- Network Rail (United Kingdom)
- NRIC (Bulgaria)
- ÖBB (Austria)
- REFER (Portugal)
- Rete Ferroviaria Italiana (Italy)
- SNCF (France)
- TCDD (Turkey)
- Trafikverket (Sweden).
Four months before the end of the project, MAINLINE presented its technical progress and first results. The methods and tools developed in MAINLINE related to asset degradation, life extension and replacement of infrastructure, and degradation monitoring were presented, as well as the main outcome of the project, a Life Cycle Assessment Tool (LCAT) for several railway assets.
Click on each image to download the corresponding presentation:
The agenda and logistic information are included in the program below.
20 September 2013
TWI Ltd, Great Abington, Cambridge, UK
Bringing research and industry closer
On May 14-15, 2013 _ On 14 May afternoon and 15 May morning, the technical results of MAINLINE and SMARTRAIL were presented by the Coordinators and Work Package leaders of both projects in a common workshop. The morning of 14 May was devoted to MAINLINE administrative issues and reporting.
On April 23-26, 2012
Björn Paulsson presented MAINLINE project and its advancement during the Transport Research Arena (TRA) 2012 in Athens. This event has become the most important transport research event in Europe since all means of transport are now participating for the first time. It took place in Athens from 23rd to 26th April. The session was held together with Smartrail, which is another EC-project in the same area. Both presentations showed that a close cooperation would be beneficial for the two projects.
On November 17, 2011
the Project Coordinator, Björn Paulsson (UIC), took part in the UIC EXPERTISE DEVELOPMENT PLATFORM in Warsaw, Poland where he presented the MAINLINE project.
On October 1, 2011 MAINLINE was launched
The kick-off meeting took place at the UIC venues in Paris, France on October 6-7, 2011