Project details

Project reference: 730539

Call reference: S2R-CFM-IP1-02-2016

Period: from 01/09/2016 to 31/08/2018

Project value: € 13 291 983,55

S2R (H2020) co-funding: € 5 906 957,49

Coordinator: Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles, S.A. (CAF)

Project website: under construction

Complementary project to: PIVOT CONNECTA PINTA

IP Coordinator: IP1 - Xabier Perez - CAF -


CONNECTA aims at contributing to the Shift2Rail ’s next generation of TCMS architectures and components with wireless capabilities as well as to the next generation of electronic braking systems.

The project conducts research into new technological concepts, standard specifications and architectures for train control and monitoring, with specific applications in train-to-ground communications and high safety electronic control of brakes.

The project is developed in four phases of work which are reinforcing and extending the early work done in the TCMS part of Roll2Rail as well as start the specific activities of the MAAP of Shift2Rail. The major streams are described below.

  1. Define General Specifications for TCMS technologies and high-level architectures to shape the future system with less cabling, increased availability, enhanced performance, easier integration and commissioning of functions and, above it, reduced life cycle costs.
  2. Progress and implement new architectures and technologies, tools, norms and standards for the future generation of TCMS as well as for high safety level electronic brakes.
  3. Simulate and test virtually all the communication networks and functions of the new generation TCMS subsystems to help to simplify business processes and enhance the interoperability.
  4. Evaluate results, disseminate, communicate and exploit as much as possible at this TRL3-4 level of achievements.