Innovative ModularVehicle Concepts for an Integrated European Railway System


MODTRAIN stands for Innovative Modular Vehicle Concepts for an Integrated European Railway System, and as Integrated Project it is the first of its kind in the area of joint European railway research. The project officially started on 1 February 2004 with a total project duration of four years. MODTRAIN will define and prove the necessary functional, electrical and mechanical interfaces and validation procedures to deliver the range of interchangeable modules, which will form the basis for the next generation on intercity trains and universal locomotives.

ERCIM members involved:

36 months, from 1 February 2004 to 31 January 2008

ERCIM's role:
Project partner

Funding Agencies:
European Commission, FP6 IST Programme

Overall budget: 16.900,000 euro

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