Project title: Switch and Crossing Optimal Design and Evaluation
Project reference: 730849
Call reference: S2R-OC-IP3-01-2016
Period: from 01/11/2016 to 31/10/2019
Project value: € 4 999 771,25
S2R (H2020) co-funding: € 4 999 771,25
Coordinator: The University of Birmingham
Project website: under construction
Complementary project of: IN2TRACK
IP Coordinator: IP3 - Natalie Allen – Network Rail (Natalie.Allen@networkrail.co.uk)
The overall aim of the S-CODE project is to investigate, develop, validate and initially integrate radically new concepts for switches and crossings that have the potential to lead to increases in capacity, reliability and safety while reducing investment and operating costs.
The S-CODE project will build on existing European and national research projects (in particular, the lighthouse project In2Rail, Capacity4Rail and Innotrack) to identify radically different technology concepts that can be integrated together to achieve significantly improved performance for S&C based around new operating concepts (e.g. super-fast switching, self-healing switch).
The project is divided into three phases: