Project details

Project reference: 730811

Call reference: S2R-OC-IP5-02-2015

Period: from 01/11/2016 to 30/06/2018

Project value: € 999 822,50

S2R (H2020) co-funding: € 999 822,50

Coordinator: UNIFE, Andrea Demadonna - andrea.demadonna@unife.org

Project website: www.dynafreight-rail.eu

Complementary project to: FR8HUB FR8RAIL FFL4E ARCC

IP Coordinator: IP5 - Thomas Jaeger - Deutsche Bahn (thomas.t.jaeger@deutschebahn.com)


The goal of DYNAFREIGHT (Innovative technical solutions for improved train DYNAmics and operation of longer FREIGHt Trains) is to provide the necessary inputs for the development of the next railway freight propulsion concepts within Shift2Rail.
The project contributes to overcoming the problems of operational and technical nature that have been negatively affecting the overall capacity, performance and competitiveness of the EU rail freight industry.

The project addresses two main areas:

  1. Freight running gear for locomotives: DYNAFREIGHT designs and develops the necessary concepts that will allow a locomotive freight bogie to reduce wheel and track wear, to have lower noise and lower LCC.
  2. Operation of long freight trains: following the outcomes of MARATHON, DYNAFREIGHT prepares the path for regular operations of long freight trains.

Main planned outcomes:

  • Improved performances: traction, speed, running dynamics and wheel/rail efforts
  • Reduced rail freight noise at the source
  • Enhance capacity/traffic throughput with the operation of longer trains
  • Reduction of operation and maintenance costs (reduce wheel and rail wear, smarter maintenance, etc.)