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MAINLINE Final workshop
30 September 2014 Paris UIC HQ

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:

Introduction – management and lessons learnt
The role of LCAT in asset management
The role of LCAT in asset management
Asset Degradation and Intervention Strategies
Asset Degradation and Intervention Strategies
Methods to Extend Life of Assets
Methods to Extend Life of Assets
Replacement of Assets
Replacement of Assets
Degradation monitoring: gaps & opportunities
Degradation monitoring: gaps & opportunities
Demonstration of the LCAT
Demonstration of the LCAT
Reduction of economic and environmental impact
Reduction of economic and environmental impact
Summary and conclusions Summary and conclusions
Agenda - Final workshop

Introduction – management and lessons learnt


MAINLINE Training session LCAT
Use of the Life Cycle Assessment Tool (LCAT)

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).
Agenda Step 1
Agenda Step 2

MAINLINE Workshop targeted to Central and Eastern Europe, Budapest, 15 May 2014

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:

Introduction – overall presentation of MAINLINE The role of LCAT in asset management Asset Degradation and Intervention Strategies Methods to Extend Life of Assets

Replacement of Assets Degradation monitoring: gaps & opportunities
Case study - Monitoring of a steel bridge, temporary strengthening work
Demonstration of the LCAT

The agenda and logistic information are included in the program below.

Agenda

For any further information, please contact
Mr. Björn Paulsson (Coordinator): bjorn.paulsson@trafikverket.se
Ms. Adeline Paul (Project Office): paul@arttic.eu

Technical Seminar - Railway Asset Management


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REGISTRATION AND DETAILS

Railway Asset Management

MAINLINE and SMARTRAIL Workshop

On May 14-15, 2013 PNG_ 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




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